Bohr effect


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Bohr effect

[′bȯr i′fekt]
(biochemistry)
The effect of carbon dioxide and pH on the oxygen equilibrium of hemoglobin; increase in carbon dioxide prevents an increase in the release of oxygen from oxyhemoglobin.
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is present in the solution, at a concentration 100 mM, the Bohr effect of the two mutants containing [beta]Ala93 is significantly modified being practically absent below pH 7.
It works by increasing the blood flow and raising the efficiency of blood hemoglobin through a well known phenomenon, the Bohr Effect.