Myoglobin-O2-Saturation Profiles in Muscle Sections of Chicken Gizzard and the Facilitated O2-Transport by Mb

  • V. Schwarzmann
  • W. A. Grunewald
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)


Using the cryomicrophotometric method developed by GRUNEWALD and LUBBERS (1975, 1976) the local myoglobin-O2-saturation was determined in muscle sections of chicken gizzard in the form of so-called myoglobin-O2-saturation profiles (MbsO2-profiles). Because of its high affinity towards oxygen, myoglobin is an excellent indicator for oxygen, especially for small PO2-values as they may occur in the tissue. From the MbO2-profiles quantitative results on the O2-transport in the tissue can be derived.


Penetration Depth Oxygen Transport Barbituric Acid Muscle Section Control Profile 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Schwarzmann
    • 1
  • W. A. Grunewald
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut of PhysiologyUniversity of 8400 RegensburgGermany

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