The Nature and Significance of the Bohr Effect in Mammalian Hemoglobins

@article{Riggs1960TheNA,
  title={The Nature and Significance of the Bohr Effect in Mammalian Hemoglobins},
  author={Austen Riggs},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  year={1960},
  volume={43},
  pages={737 - 752}
}
  • Austen Riggs
  • Published 1960 in The Journal of general physiology
The oxygenation of hemoglobins is accompanied by the dissociation of protons. The number of protons discharged is inversely related to the size of the mammal from which the hemoglobin comes. The number of mercuric ions which are immediately bound by hemoglobins is approximately equal to the number of protons dissociated during oxygenation. Pretreatment of human hemoglobin by N-ethylmaleimide, which appears to bind only sulfhydryl groups prevents the binding of any mercuric ions under conditions… CONTINUE READING
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