Studies on avian erythrocyte metabolism. VII. Effect of inositol pentaphosphate and other organic phosphates on oxygen affinity of the embryonic and adult-type hemoglobins of the turkey embryo.

Abstract

The effects of 2, 3-diphosphoglyceric acid (2, 3-DPG), adenosine triphosphate (ATP), inositol tetraphosphate (ITP), inositol pentaphosphate (IPP), and inositol hexaphosphate (IHP) on oxygen affinity of whole stripped hemoglobin (WSH), hemoglobin H (Hb-H; hatching hemoglobin), hemoglobin A (Hb-A), and hemoglobin D (Hb-D) isolated from erythrocytes (RBC) of the 25-day turkey embryo have been studied. The order of the decrease in oxygen affinity induced by these organic phosphates, at molar ratios of phosphate compound to hemoglobin (tetramer) between 2 and 4, is 2, 3-DPG less than ATP less than ITP less than IPP less than IHP. 2, 3-DPG shows a slightly greater effect on reducing oxygen affinity of Hb-H than on either adult-type hemoglobin. The effect of IPP upon lowering the oxygen affinity of either WSH, Hb-H, Hb-A, or Hb-D is approximately 20 percent less than IHP. The effects of the various organic phosphates upon the Hill constant, n, of these purified hemoglobins is variable but appears to reach a maximum when the molar ratio of organic phosphate to hemoglobin (tetramer) is 2 or greater. None of the physiologically occurring organic phosphates has a significant preferential interaction with any specific hemoglobin. These experiments strengthen and support our earlier conclusion, that the changes in whole blood oxygen affinity which occur during avian development result from the changes in composition of the intraerythrocytic organic phosphates.

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@article{Isaacks1977StudiesOA, title={Studies on avian erythrocyte metabolism. VII. Effect of inositol pentaphosphate and other organic phosphates on oxygen affinity of the embryonic and adult-type hemoglobins of the turkey embryo.}, author={Russell E. Isaacks and DONALD R. HARKNESS and Polly H Goldman and Jerey L. Adler and C-J Kim}, journal={Hemoglobin}, year={1977}, volume={1 6}, pages={577-93} }