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The phylogenetic odyssey of the erythrocyte. I. Hemoglobin: the universal respiratory pigment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2520483     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hemoglobin is a molecular entity that is capable of reversibly binding and releasing oxygen in either extra- or intracellular milieus. It is present in scattered invertebrates in physical solution or in cellular sites while in vertebrates it is universally located in circulating erythrocytes. These cells serve as the vehicle for and otherwise foster the optimum utilization hemoglobin. Hemoglobin's variable sphere of respiratory activities can be viewed as reflecting the specific requirements for each organism in which it is observed. Once these concepts have been established and the advantages and limitations of its cytologic packaging recognized, the study of the erythrocyte as expressed in its dimensions, colligative aspects, geometry, internal morphology and pathologic variations can be approached in a purposeful manner.
C A Glomski; J Tamburlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Histology and histopathology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0213-3911     ISO Abbreviation:  Histol. Histopathol.     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-12     Completed Date:  1992-05-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609357     Medline TA:  Histol Histopathol     Country:  SPAIN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomical Sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo.
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MeSH Terms
Erythrocytes / physiology*
Hemoglobins / physiology*
Respiration / physiology*
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