Blood Gas Transport and 2,3-DPG
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.
KeywordsOxygen Affinity Capillary Recruitment Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve Blood Oxygen Transport Bohr Factor
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