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Search Results for: haem


A complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds.haem 1. (Science: biochemistry)... Read More


Definition noun, plural: hemoglobins A biomolecule made up of haeme (i.e. oxygen-carrying, nonprotein, ferrous component)... Read More

Prosthetic group

prosthetic group A tightly bound nonpolypeptide structure required for the activity of an enzyme or other protein, for... Read More


myoglobin (Science: physiology) protein (17.5 kD) found in red skeletal muscle. It was the first protein for which the... Read More


peroxidase (Science: enzyme) A haem enzyme that catalyses reduction of hydrogen peroxide by a substrate that loses two... Read More

Protein Variety

The sequence of amino acids determines which type of protein it is. It is synthesized from a DNA strand, each DNA strand... Read More