Structure and Function of Invertebrate Oxygen Carriers

  • Serge N. Vinogradov
  • Oscar H. Kapp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Quarternary and Three-Dimensional Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xxv-xxv
    2. Nicolas Boisset, Jean-Christophe Taveau, Jean Lamy
      Pages 1-8
    3. Kazumoto Kimura, Yoshihiko Igarashi, Akihiko Kajita, Zhi-Xin Wang, Hirotsugu Tsuruta, Yoshiyuki Amemiya et al.
      Pages 9-18
    4. Theodore T. Herskovits, Curley Kieran, Michelle D. Edwards, Mary G. Hamilton
      Pages 19-24
    5. Mary G. Hamilton, Theodore T. Herskovits, Joseph S. Wall
      Pages 25-32
    6. H. David Ellerton, Nik Rahimah Husain
      Pages 37-48
    7. Pawan K. Sharma, Aziz N. Qabar, Oscar H. Kapp, Joseph S. Wall, Serge N. Vinogradov
      Pages 65-72
    8. Pawan K. Sharma, Serge N. Vinogradov, Daniel A. Walz
      Pages 73-77
    9. Aziz N. Qabar, Oscar H. Kapp, Joseph S. Wall, Serge N. Vinogradov
      Pages 79-86
  3. Structure and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Nobuo Makino, Hiromi Ohnaka
      Pages 99-107
    3. Marcel Tabak, Maria H. Tinto, Hidetake Imasato, Janice R. Perussi
      Pages 121-125
    4. Janice R. Perussi, Adalto R. de Souza, Maria H. Tinto, Hidetake Imasato, Nilce C. Meirelles, Marcel Tabak
      Pages 127-131

About these proceedings


Oxygen binding proteins are large multi unit proteins ideally suited for the study of structure function relationships in biological molecules. This book, based on a Symposium at the Xth International Biophysics Congress in 1990, provides a synthesis of recent advances in our knowledge of invertebrate oxygen carriers such as hemoglobins, hemocyanins, and hemorythrins. Comprehensive reviews are combined with new research results of importance to all biochemists and molecular biologists interested in oxygen carriers in general, their gene structure and comparative biochemistry. Of particular value are the studies of invertebrate oxygen binding proteins which perform their function and have structures vastly different from the vertebrate hemoglobins and myoglobins, as well as numerous examples of modern molecular techniques as applied to research on this diverse group of proteins.


Mollusca SQUID STEM X-ray amino acid biochemistry biological cloning invertebrates low temperature molecule nomenclature polymer protozoa quaternary structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Serge N. Vinogradov
    • 1
  • Oscar H. Kapp
    • 2
  1. 1.Biochemistry DepartmentWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Enrico Fermi InstituteUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7825-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3174-5
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