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Chapter 10, Problem 18QP
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Describe the quaternary structure of the blood protein hemoglobin.

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To explain: The quaternary structure of the blood protein hemoglobin.

Introduction: Hemoglobin is a protein molecule that is found in red blood cells. It contains iron that helps in transferring oxygen dissolved in blood from one location to another inside the body. The presence of the adequate amount of hemoglobin in blood is very important to deliver oxygen to all parts of a body. The lack of hemoglobin can cause oxygen deficiency in different parts of the body.

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Hemoglobin is a protein molecule that is present in the red blood cells and helps in carrying the oxygen molecule from one place to another in the body of an individual. Hemoglobin contains iron that is very important for the transfer of oxygen.

The hemoglobin molecule is formed by the combination of four polypeptide chains...

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