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 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.
Abbreviations: EG, ergonovine glutarate; HSA, human serum albumin: EG-HSA, ergonovine-glutaryl-human serum albumin; KLH, keyhole limpet haemocyanin; EG-KLH, ergonovine-glutaryl-keyhole limpet haemocyanin; LYS-HSA, lysergol-glutaryl- human serum albumin-.
Morphology and ultrastructure of the left kidney (papillary sac) in Haliotis iris', possible role in reabsorption and haemocyanin synthesis or storage.
Modulation of haemocyanin oxygen affinity in the intertidal prawn Palaemon elegans (Rathke).
Intracellular polymerized haemocyanin in the branchial gland of a cephalopod.
Structure and function of hydrothermal vent crustaceans haemocyanin: an update.
The functioning of the haemocyanin of the terrestrial Christmas Island red crab Gecarcoidea natalis and roles for organic modulators.
An analysis of the effects of pH on oxygen binding by squid (Illex illecebrosus, Loligo pealei) haemocyanin. J.
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.