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H4131

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Hemoglobin porcine

lyophilized powder

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Synonym(s):
Hb
CAS Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
42030116
NACRES:
NA.61

biological source

Porcine

Quality Level

form

lyophilized powder

solubility

H2O: soluble 10 mg/mL

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.

2-8°C

Gene Information

General description

Hemoglobin is the major component of red blood cells, and is responsible for their red color. Its normal concentration in erythrocytes is 34%. Hemoglobin is the most important respiratory protein of vertebrates by virtue of its ability to transport oxygen from the lungs to body tissues, and to facilitate the return transport of carbon dioxide.

Application

Hemoglobin from porcine was used to test the role of the L-arginine/nitric oxide pathway in relaxation of isolated human penile cavernous tissue and circumflex veins. It was also used to study the role of nitric oxide in neurogenic vasodilation of porcine cerebral artery.

Biochem/physiol Actions

The Fe2+/Fe3+ balance is a physiological indicator of blood oxygenation. Deoxygenated hemoglobin accessorizes a feedback loop by reducing nitrite to NO, a vasodilator which enhances blood flow to oxygen-deprived tissues.
Oxygen transporter, NO scavenger

Caution

Since native hemoglobin is readily oxidized in air, these preparations may be predominantly methemoglobin.

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


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