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8. Protein Function

Hemoglobin Binding in Tissues & Lungs

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Hemoglobin Binding in Lungs & Tissues

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Hemoglobin Binding in Lungs & Tissues

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Hemoglobin Binding in Lungs & Tissues

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In the lungs, the _________ pressure of CO2 causes hemoglobin to _________ CO2 and H+. The _________ pressure of O2 causes O2 to _________ hemoglobin, allowing for its transportation to the tissues.

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Which of the following explains why hemoglobin in RBCs binds to O 2 in the lungs but releases O2 in muscle tissues? (Select all that apply).

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How is the vast majority of carbon dioxide transported in the blood from the tissues to the lungs?