A Membrane-Bound Vertebrate Globin

  title={A Membrane-Bound Vertebrate Globin},
  author={Miriam Blank and Jessica Wollberg and Frank Gerlach and Katja Reimann and Anja Roesner and Thomas Hankeln and Angela Fago and Roy E Weber and Thorsten Burmester},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The family of vertebrate globins includes hemoglobin, myoglobin, and other O(2)-binding proteins of yet unclear functions. Among these, globin X is restricted to fish and amphibians. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) globin X is expressed at low levels in neurons of the central nervous system and appears to be associated with the sensory system. The protein harbors a unique N-terminal extension with putative N-myristoylation and S-palmitoylation sites, suggesting membrane-association. Intracellular… CONTINUE READING