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Hemoglobin Study Questions 1) The clever and ferocious Key West Crocodile can remain under water without breathing for up to 1 hour, which allows this creature to easily drown its air-breathing prey. An adaptation allows the Key West Crocodile to utilize virtually 100% of the O 2 in its blood, whereas humans can extract only ~65% of the O 2 in their blood. Crocodile hemoglobin does not bind BPG, however crocodile deoxyhemoglobin does preferentially bind to HCO 3 - . How does this help the crocodile gets it fill at the dinner table? 2) Cyanate was a promising anti-sickling drug until clinical trials uncovered its toxic side
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Unformatted text preview: effects, such as damage to peripheral nerves. Cyanate carbamoylates the terminal amino groups of hemoglobin as shown below: Predict the resulting change in oxygen affinity resulting from exposure to cyanate. Why does cyanate have an anti-sickling effect? 3) The average volume of a red blood cell is 87 m 3 . The mean concentration of hemoglobin in red blood cells is 34 gms/100 mL. What is the weight of the hemoglobin contained in a red blood cell? How many hemoglobin molecules are there in a red blood cell? R NH 2 R N H C O NH 2 C O N + + H...
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