Hemoglobin and Red Cell Structure and Function

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Red Cell Metabolism and Function held at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, April 27–29, 1972

  • George J. Brewer

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Hemoglobin Structure and Function

  3. Red Cell Metabolism and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. John W. Eaton, Martin Boraas, Nina L. Etkin
      Pages 121-131
    3. Harry Jacob, Yoshihito Yawata, Robert Howe
      Pages 133-143
  4. Carbonic Anhydrase and Carbon Dioxide Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Richard E. Tashian
      Pages 167-168
    3. Ivar Waara, Seved Lövgren, Anders Liljas, K. K. Kannan, Per-Christer Bergstén
      Pages 169-187

About this book


Hemoglobin and the red cell have continued to set a dizzying pace as the objects of research in the two and one-half year interval since the First International Conference on Red Cell Metabolism and Function. Most exciting perhaps, is a beginning molecular attack on sickle cell disease. The story of the inter­ action of red cell metabolism and oxygen transport has continued to unfold, and we can now infer that patients with hypoxia usually utilize red cell metabolic adjustments to improve oxygenation. This puts the red cell squarely in the center of medical practice, since much of medicine-heart, pulmonary, and blood disease- deals with inadequate oxygenation. On April 27th through the 29th, 1972, crystallographers, chemists, biochemists, physiologists, geneticists, and physi­ cians from many medical disciplines met in the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to present new data, to review recent developments, and to try to piece together additional features of the red cell puzzle. The meeting was dedicated to Dr. Francis John Worsley Roughton, Professor Emeritus of Colloid Science, University of Cambridge, England, in recognition of his numerous excellent contributions to the understanding of hemoglobin and red cell function. The program got off to a good start with a paper from M. F. Perutz, Nobel Laureate, on the structure of hemoglobin. Dr.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George J. Brewer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human Genetics and Medicine (Simpson Memorial Institute)University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-3222-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3224-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3222-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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