hemocyanin


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he·mo·cy·a·nin

(hē'mō-sī'ă-nin),
An oxygen-carrying pigment (molecular weights between 0.45 and 13 × 106) of lower sea animals (including molluscs and crustacea) and arthropods; copper is an essential component, but it contains no heme; used as an experimental antigen.

hemocyanin

/he·mo·cy·a·nin/ (-si´ah-nin) a blue copper-containing respiratory pigment occurring in the blood of mollusks and arthropods.

hemocyanin

(hē′mō-sī′ə-nĭn)
n.
A bluish, copper-containing protein with an oxygen-carrying function similar to that of hemoglobin, present in the circulatory system of certain mollusks and arthropods.

hemocyanin

[hē′mōsī′ənin]
an oxygen-carrying protein molecule present in certain lower animals, particularly arthropods and mollusks. The molecule is similar to the hemoglobin molecule of human blood but uses copper atoms, rather than iron, and is less efficient than hemoglobin in requiring many more atoms to bind a single molecule of oxygen.

he·mo·cy·a·nin

(hē'mō-sī'ă-nin)
An oxygen-carrying pigment in some mollusks, crustacea, and arthropods; contains copper rather than heme; used as an experimental antigen.
Synonym(s): haemocyanin.
[hemo- + G. kyanos, blue material, + -in]
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1]) and it is recommended that copper or hemocyanin concentration is only used as an indicator in situations where a correspondingly reliable baseline has already been established.
Most animals use a red iron compound called hemocyanin to carry nitrogen in their blood.
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Alpha-tubulin and anti-keyhole limpet hemocyanin (Alpha-KLH) antibodies were used in the immunocytochemistry procedure.
28,32] These observations have been confirmed in experiments of immunologic challenge with keyhole-limpet hemocyanin in guinea pigs.
Hayashi, Hemocyanin gene family evolution in spiders (Araneae), with implications for phylogenetic relationships and divergence times in the infraorder Mygalomorphae, Gene, Volume 524, Issue 2, July 2013, pp.
Stellar" or the Company ) today announced that the Company exceeded its 2012 plan to increase key stages of its aquaculture capacity to prepare for future demand for Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH).
1-42] monoclonal antibody by immunizing mice with a peptide corresponding to the first 6 residues of human GIP conjugated to keyhole limpet hemocyanin.
Blue blooded organisms: An interesting copper binding protein found in some of the lower eukaryotes is hemocyanin (Hcy).