globin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n globin a colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin; the oxygen carrying compound in red blood cells
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n globin The proteid substance which with hematin makes up the larger part of the red blood-corpuscles. It is possibly a mixture of several distinct proteids.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Globin a proteid constituent of red blood corpuscles
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. globus; gleba, a clod.

Usage


In news:

All hemoglobins are composed of two parts: heme, a scaffold that holds an iron molecule in its center, and globin, a protein that assumes a characteristic folded shape and nestles the heme.
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In science:

One system that has been extensively studied is the β -globin locus [12, 13].
A Random Loop Model for Long Polymers
Therefore we cannot resolve those loops that have been investigated in some gene-expression systems like the β -globin locus.
A Random Loop Model for Long Polymers
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