myoglobin

Protein (17.5 kD) found in red skeletal muscle. The first protein for which the tertiary structure was determined by X-ray diffraction, by J.C. Kendrew's group working on sperm whale myoglobin. A single polypeptide chain of 153 amino acids, containing a haem group bonded via its ferric iron to two histidine residues, that binds oxygen non-cooperatively and has a higher affinity for oxygen than haemoglobin at all partial pressures. In capillaries oxygen is effectively removed from haemoglobin and diffuses into muscle fibres where it binds to myoglobin which acts as an oxygen store. ...

Myoglobin

Myoglobin is an iron- and oxygen-binding protein found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates in general and in almost all mammals. It is related to hemoglobin, which is the iron- and oxygen-binding protein in blood, specifically in the red blood cells. Myoglobin is only found in the bloodstream after muscle injury. It is an abnormal finding, and can...
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myoglobin

<physiology> Protein (17.5 kD) found in red skeletal muscle. It was the first protein for which the tertiary structure was determined by X-ray diffraction, by J.C.Kendrew's group working on sperm whale myoglobin. ... It is a single polypeptide chain of 153 amino acids, containing a haem group bonded via its ferric iron to two histidine residu...
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Myoglobin

'Muscle haemoglobin', an iron containing muscle pigment, that when oxygenated acts as an oxygen storage compound in Slow Twitch muscle fibres, imparting a red colour, hence red muscle fibres.
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myoglobin

(mi;uo-glo;bin) A molecule composed of globin protein and heme pigment. It is related to hemoglobin but contains only one subunit (instead of the four in hemoglobin) and is found in skeletal and cardiac muscle cells where it serves to store oxygen.
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myoglobin

(mi´o-glo″bin) the oxygen-transporting pigment of muscle, a type of hemoprotein resembling a single subunit of hemoglobin, being composed of one globin polypeptide chain and one heme group.
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myoglobin

noun a hemoprotein that receives oxygen from hemoglobin and stores it in the tissues until needed
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myoglobin

(Mb, MbCO, MbO2) Type: Term Pronunciation: mī′ō-glō′bin Definitions: 1. The oxygen-carrying and storage protein of muscle, resembling hemoglobin but containing only one subunit and one heme as part of the molecule (rather than the four of hemoglobin), and with a molecular weight approximately one qua...
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myoglobin

a protein found in the muscle cells of animals. It functions as an oxygen-storage unit, providing oxygen to the working muscles. Diving mammals such ... [8 related articles]
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Myoglobin

A protein which is present in blood and gives it its red colour.
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Myoglobin

An iron containing molecule that stores oxygen in the tissues.
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myoglobin

An oxygen-binding protein found in the muscle cells of animals. It functions as an oxygen storage unit, providing oxygen to the muscles. Diving marine mammals, such as seals and whales, are able to remain submerged for long periods because they have greater amounts of myoglobin in their muscles than...
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myoglobin

myoglobin (mī"uglō'bin) , protein molecule isolated from the cells of vertebrate skeletal muscle that is both a structural and functional relative of hemoglobin, the oxygen-transport protein of the blood of higher animals. Myoglobin, which is composed of a single polypeptide chai...
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Myoglobin

Myoglobin: The pigment in muscle that carries oxygen.
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myoglobin

The oxygen-transporting pigment of muscle tissue.
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myoglobin

[n] - a hemoprotein that receives oxygen from hemoglobin and stores it in the tissues until needed
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