Essays Tagged: "Hemoglobin"

Why proteins are imortant

in the body, holds your body together and gives you flexibility, strength, and shape to your skin. Hemoglobin, a protein in the bloodstream, has an important role in respiration by carrying oxygen th ...

(1 pages) 115 0 4.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

its about point mutations, actually just a short summary of it, it was used on one of my power point presentations

result of a mutation that results in the substitution of the amino acid valine for glutamic acid in hemoglobin.Because proteins called enzymes control most cell activities, a mutation affecting an enz ...

(1 pages) 91 1 5.0 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Concise essay on sickle cell anemia. Easy to understand and eliminates all the technical verbage to scientific writing.

lls carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. A chemical in the red blood cells called hemoglobin helps the cells carry oxygen. If you have sickle cell anemia, most of your red blood cell ... ry oxygen. If you have sickle cell anemia, most of your red blood cells contain an abnormal type of hemoglobin called hemoglobin S. This abnormal hemoglobin makes the red blood cells more easily damag ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Sickle cell anemia.

s a hereditary blood disorder that causes the bone marrow to produce red blood cells with defective hemoglobin (hemoglobin S). Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying substance in red blood cells. Normally, ... emoglobin is the oxygen-carrying substance in red blood cells. Normally, red blood cells are round; hemoglobin S causes red blood cells to become misshaped, or sickle-shaped, when they release oxygen ...

(4 pages) 94 1 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Ten Genetic Diseases.

l function until death occurs.Sickle Cell Anemia is caused by a change in the polypeptides found in hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen in red blood cells. When a person with this disease is d ... n that carries oxygen in red blood cells. When a person with this disease is deprived of oxygen the hemoglobin molecules join together and form fibers, which cause the red blood cells to bend and twis ...

(3 pages) 71 1 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Carbon Monoxide as a messenger

uals body. Nor does it cause the body any physical pain. Carbon monoxide suffocates the victim. The hemoglobin binds to the carbon monoxide with much more ease then it binds to oxygen. So when an indi ...

(2 pages) 37 1 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Multiple sleeping Disorders

of iron is found in red meat and iron fortified bread and cereal. In the body, iron becomes part of hemoglobin which is a molecule in the blood that transports oxygen from the lungs to all body tissue ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

AP Envi Sci Essay - Air pollution

ace in a woodstove or fireplace. Also smoking releases carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide attaches to hemoglobin in the blood and replaces oxygen. It can cause fatigue, dizziness and even death. Asbesto ...

(1 pages) 29 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Sickle Cell Anemia.

. This process is known as sickling.What is Sickle Cell Anemia? It is a blood disorder that affects hemoglobin, red blood cells with normal hemoglobin move easily through the bloodstream, delivering o ... partially scooped out and are soft and flexible. Sickle cell anemia occurs when an abnormal form of hemoglobin is produced. HbS molecules tend to clump together, making red blood cells sticky, stiff, ...

(3 pages) 40 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Effects of Carbon Monoxide (CO) on the Human Body

e cigarettes or any other substances. When breathed into the human body, carbon monoxide alters the hemoglobin and thus puts a stop on the absorption of oxygen into the red blood cells. Carbon monoxid ... gans of oxygen. The replacement of oxygen with carbon monoxide fills the red blood cell with carboxyhemoglobin (COHb). The lack of oxygen to all of the vital organs of the human body causes dangerous ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

General Features of Protiens

a protein's function by altering the protein's conformation like a single mutation of amino acid in hemoglobin case sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder that may be transferred from generation to gene ... ctural arrangement in a super coiled form giving a particular protein its unique structure, example hemoglobin. Protein serves different function in cell such as structural support (fibers), enzymes, ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Sickel Cell Anemia

herited red blood cell disorders, or a collection of recessive genetic disorders characterized by a hemoglobin variant called Hb S. Normal red blood cells are round like doughnuts, and they move throu ... an cause pain, damage and a low blood count, or anemia. There is a substance in the red cell called hemoglobin that carries oxygen inside the cell. One little change in this substance causes the hemog ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.7 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Healthy Nutrition

ample, calcium is essential for strong bones and healthy teeth, whereas iron is a necessary part of hemoglobin in the blood. Furthermore, sodium and potassium are important to maintain the fluid balan ...

(1 pages) 36 0 2.6 May/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Bio-Red Blood Cell Journey

am very small: only about 6 µm in diameter. I get my red color from a protein chemical called hemoglobin, which is bright red. Hemoglobin not only gives me my beautiful color, it also contains t ... ars from me and stores them for later. As I pass through your lungs, oxygen molecules attach to the hemoglobin and when I pass through your body tissue, the hemoglobin releases the oxygen to the cells ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Blood doping

y two delivery systems. Three percent of oxygen is carried in plasma and ninety-seven percent is in hemoglobin, the principal protein in erythrocytes (red blood cells). If hemoglobin amounts are incre ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


deal with the Heme synthesis pathways. People with Porphyria cannot synthesis iron, which contains Hemoglobin, because of their defective Heme synthesizing enzymes. Because of this, the products accu ...

(2 pages) 15 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Iron Deficiency

led Anemia.The iron-deficiency anemia occurs when the human body does not make sufficient amount of hemoglobin due to the lacking of iron, which expresses that there is not enough hemoglobin, which ca ... foods are meat, shellfish and other foods, which are iron fortified. Achieving sufficient amount of hemoglobin in body along with healthy red blood cells is lot more dependent on a steady supply of ir ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Science Essays

Water Treatment Plants and Processes

lvent for other polar and charges molecules. For example, water is used as a solvent in the body by hemoglobin, carbonates, different proteins, and many other molecules. Moreover, water does not exist ...

(8 pages) 29 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Scientific Method

nificant amount of another important vitamin which was 15% Iron. Iron is helpful because it creates hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in our blood.B. The total amount of water was approximated at 111.0 ... carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur. Certain proteins are extremely important, especially hemoglobin, since it moves our oxygen around in our red blood cells. Proteins are polymers and can c ...

(3 pages) 23 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Effects of Smoking

co smoke, he/she introduces carbon monoxide into his/her system. When carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin in blood, a substance in the red blood cells that enables the blood to carry oxygen throu ...

(7 pages) 59 1 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing