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Textbook Problem

The concentration of True _______ False _________

myoglobin in skeletal

muscles is decreased

in high-altitude

natives.

Summary Introduction

To review:

Whether the following statement, “The concentration of myoglobin in skeletal muscles decreases in high-altitude natives,” is true or false.

Introduction:

Myoglobin is the iron and oxygen-binding protein present in the muscles of almost all the mammals. It is related to hemoglobin, which is the iron and oxygen-binding protein in the blood.

Explanation

When a person lives in a lower oxygen environment for a longer duration, the erythropoietin or hemopoietin hormone is secreted from the kidneys, which activate the bone marrow production of red blood corpuscles (RBCs). The higher hemoglobin level is an acclimatizing mechanism, which raises the blood’s oxygen-carrying ability (myoglobin)...

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