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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Morphology and ultrastructure of the left kidney (papillary sac) in Haliotis iris', possible role in reabsorption and haemocyanin synthesis or storage.
The researchers found that the forms of haemocyanin of the Antarctic octopod Pareledone charcoti, are genetically and functionally different from the temperate and warmer climate octopods, facilitating oxygen release at sub-zero temperatures.
Haemocyanin concentration of juvenile lobsters (Homarus gammarus) in relation to moulting cycle and feeding conditions.
A structure of the copper-containing, oxygen-carrying protein Panulirus interruptus haemocyanin.
Molecular phylogeny and the geographic origin of Haliotidae traced by haemocyanin sequences.
Cu is the main component of haemocyanin, which functions as oxygen carrier and can often be found in high concentrations in gill and hepatopancreas tissue of crustaceans (Bryan 1968, Darmono & Denton 1990, Depledge et al.