The Theoretical Effect of DPG Upon Oxygen Diffusion in Erythrocytes

  • Jerry H. Meldon
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)


The physiological significance of intra-erythrocyte haemoglobin (Hb)-facilitated oxygen transport (HFOT) has been debated since the observation (Wittenberg 1959; Scholander 1960) that steady-state O2 transfer across a thin layer of solution is accelerated by this heme-bearing protein. An authoritative review has been published by Kreuzer (1970).


Oxygen Diffusion Authoritative Review Simulated Physiological Condition Deoxygenation Rate Skeletal Muscle Microcirculation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry H. Meldon
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  1. 1.Physiology DepartmentOdense UniversityOdense-CDenmark

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