Blood Gas Transport and 2,3-DPG

  • Jerry H. Meldon
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 191)


Since the discovery of the sensitivity of oxygen-hemoglobin interaction to the concentration of red cell 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (Benesch and Benesch, 1967; Chanutin and Curnish, 1967), a great number of investigators have explored its biochemical, physiological and clinical ramifications. The following is a brief overview of this work, with particular emphasis upon the role of DPG in blood oxygen transport in health and disease.


Oxygen Affinity Capillary Recruitment Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve Blood Oxygen Transport Bohr Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry H. Meldon
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  1. 1.Chemical Engineering DepartmentTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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