Adams, David S.
UMass Medical School
The heterotetrameric hemoglobin (HbII) from the blood clam Scapharca inequivalvis assembles from two heterodimers and provides a simple system to analyze the allosteric mechanisms in which unlike subunits bind ligands cooperatively. By finding a more effective way to produce HbII in lab, as well as HbI, the homodimeric hemoglobin from the same organism, work can continue forward on the allosteric and kinetic studies of this interesting protein.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Biology and Biotechnology