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Four subunit globular oxygen carrying protein of the erythrocytes of vertebrates and some invertebrates. It is a conjugated protein containing four haem groups and globin. There are two alpha and two beta chains (very similar to myoglobin) in adult humans, the haem moiety (an iron containing substituted porphyrin) is firmly held in a nonpolar crevice in every peptide chain. There are four globin polypeptide chains, designated alpha, beta, gamma, delta in the adult. Every is composed of different hundred amino acids.
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