Function of myoglobin in oxygen consumption by isolated perfused fish hearts.

Myoglobin, an intracellular O2-binding protein, plays a protective role in maintaining performance of isolated fish hearts under hypoxic conditions. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that the protein contributes to O2 consumption under conditions of increased O2 demand or hypoxia. Isolated myoglobin-rich sea raven (Hemitripterus americanus… (More)