Bohr effect


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Bohr effect

n.
An effect by which an increase of carbon dioxide in the blood and a decrease in pH results in a reduction of the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen.

[After Christian Bohr (1855-1911), Danish physiologist.]
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Ueda noted that if HbS behaved as predicted by it's abnormal Bohr effect, even a mild, transient acidosis would be dangerous for a child in ACS because the right shifted hemoglobin dissociation curve causes a large release of oxygen from red cells, an event that would cause further RBC sickling.
3-fold reductions in oxygen affinity, respectively, but allosteric properties such as the Bohr effect and the effect of inositol hexaphosphate were well preserved (10).
At variance with human hemoglobin, the alkaline Bohr effect for [beta](V1M+H2[DELTA]) is not sensitive to the presence of [Cl.