Evolution of myoglobin
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The distribution, physiological function, amino acid sequence and gene structure of myoglobin and myoglobin-like proteins from various taxa are summarized, and their evolution is discussed. Although it has long been thought that all haemoglobins and myoglobins have evolved from a common ancestral gene, the knowledge presently accumulated about the structures of these proteins suggests that there may be three distinct origins a ‘universal globin’, a ‘compact globin’ and an ‘IDO-like globin’.
- Evolution of myoglobin
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS
Volume 54, Issue 9 , pp 979-1004
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- Key words. Myoglobin; amino acid sequence; gene structure; evolution.
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- A1. Laboratory of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780-8072 (Japan), Fax +81 888 44 8356, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, JP
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