haemoprotein


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haemoprotein

(ˈhiːməʊˌprəʊtiːn; ˈhɛm-) or

hemoprotein

n
a conjugated protein, such as haemoglobin, whose prosthetic group is a porphyrin combined with iron
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haemoprotein - a conjugated protein linked to a compound of iron and porphyrin
compound protein, conjugated protein - a protein complex combining amino acids with other substances
haemoglobin, Hb, hemoglobin - a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues; "fish have simpler hemoglobin than mammals"
myoglobin - a hemoprotein that receives oxygen from hemoglobin and stores it in the tissues until needed
cytochrome - (biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principal biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration)
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Myeloperoxidase is a haemoprotein and lysosomal enzyme released from neutrophilic granules and monocytes (27).
The heme oxygenase, a rate-limited enzyme controls biliverdin production from oxidation and ring opening in the haemoprotein prosthetic groups (Barnett et al.
Function of mitochondrial cytochrome b, the best known membrane haemoprotein, expanded by DNA sequence analysis.