PMID: 23630Jan 1, 1977

Effect of ligands of ferric hemes on interaction between ferric and ferrous chains in partially oxidized hemoglobin A

Acta biologica et medica Germanica
A L Pawlak

Abstract

Normal values of Bohr effect of oxygenation of partially oxidized hemoglobin A with ferrihemes liganded either with H2O and OH or with CN have been found in the range of pH values from 6.8 to 7.6 in 45 micrometer (Fe)-hemoglobin containing 36--38% of ferrihemes. As the changes of oxygen affinity of Hb A induced by changes of pH are due to the modifications of R state, this quaternary conformation is thought to be unchanged in the studied of R state, this quaternary conformation is thought to be unchanged in the studied forms of partially oxidized hemoglobin. It is suggested that interactions between ferric and ferrous hemes leading to the increased affinity of ferrous hemes to oxygen occur in deoxygenated form of partially oxidized hemoglobin. In partially oxidized hemoglobin with ferric hemes liganded with H2O asymmetry of oxygen binding curves has been noted, which is not observed in forms with ferric hemes liganded with OH ot CN. This shows the effect of ligands of ferric hemes on interactions between chains containing ferric and ferrous hemes.

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