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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The CAT is a haemoprotein, it protects the cells from the accumulation of [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] by dismutating it to form [H.sub.2]O and [O.sub.2] (24).
Ledward, "Effect of muscle type, salt and pH on cooked meat haemoprotein formation in lamb and beef," Meat Science, vol.
Myeloperoxidase is a haemoprotein and lysosomal enzyme released from neutrophilic granules and monocytes (27).