hemocyanin

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hemocyanin

[‚hē·mō′sī·ə·nən]
(biochemistry)
A blue respiratory pigment found only in mollusks and in arthropods other than insects.
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The archaeogastropod mollusc Haliotis iris: tissue and blood metabolites and allosteric regulation of haemocyanin function.
Haemocyanin concentration in the shrimp Crangon crangon (L.
A new role for uric acid: modulator of haemocyanin oxygen affinity in crustaceans.
Nephrops norvegicus: field study of effects of oxygen deficiency on haemocyanin concentration.
Intracellular polymerized haemocyanin in the branchial gland of a cephalopod.
Oxygen uptake and haemocyanin oxygen affinity of Potamonautes warreni Caman after exercise.
Coordination of metabolism, acid-base regulation and haemocyanin function in cephalopods.
Anoxic survival, oxygen consumption and haemocyanin characteristics in the protobranch bivalve Nucula sulcata Bronn.
due to a disturbed metabolism, whereby the normal copper of the haemocyanin, which is probably passing through the body in minute amounts, ceases to be removed, and so becomes stored up in certain cells.
They are metallothioneins, prion protein, albumin, transcuperin, CP, phycocyanins of blue green algae and haemocyanins of blue blooded organisms.