Cellular Oxygen Concentration

  • Rolf Zander
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 75)


At low oxygen levels the intracellular or intramitochondrial concentration of molecular oxygen together with the amount of reduced cytochrome oxydase determines the rate of oxygen utilization. Below the so-called “critical oxygen concentration”, i.e. the value, at which a drop in the rate of oxygen uptake has its first evidence, the kinetic is described by the oxygen affinity (Km) of the respiratory chain, i.e. the concentration value for half maximal rate of oxygen uptake.


Oxygen Partial Pressure Oxygen Solubility Solubility Coefficient Ocular Lens Critical Oxygen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf Zander
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  1. 1.Institute of PhysiologyUniversity of Mainz65 MainzGermany

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