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8. Protein Function

Hemoglobin Carbonation & Protonation

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Hemoglobin Carbonation & Protonation

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Which option best corresponds with the effect of CO2 on hemoglobin’s O2-binding?

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Hemoglobin Carbonation & Protonation

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Which statement is true about protons binding to hemoglobin?

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Alkalemia is a disease associated with an abnormal increase in the pH of a patient’s blood due to rapid breathing (hyperventilation). How would alkalemia affect the oxygen binding affinity of the patient’s hemoglobin?

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Choose all of the following molecules that, when bound, trigger hemoglobin’s transition from T to R state.