deoxy-


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desoxy-

 
older form for deoxy-.

deoxy-

(dē-oks'ē),
Prefix to chemical names of substances that indicates replacement of an -OH by an H. The older desoxy- has been retained in some instances.

deoxy-

Prefix denoting removal of an oxygen atom from a molecule.
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* Only three forms of haemoglobin are considered: oxy-, deoxy-, and carbamino-haemoglobin.
* Of all the possible impacts on haemoglobin composition due to metabolic activity, only the transitions amongst oxy-, deoxy-, and carbamino-haemoglobin are considered.
The variation in the concentrations of oxy-, deoxy-, and carbamino-haemoglobin are the result of the changes in the partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the evolution of the process.
In the transition from deoxy- to oxy-Hb, large structural changes take place at the [[alpha].sub.1][[beta].sub.2] contact but only small ones at the [[alpha].sub.1][[beta].sub.1] contact.
The (obvious) conclusion drawn is that the bulky pteridine residue is too large to penetrate the smaller [[beta].sub.1][[beta].sub.2] entrance to the central cavity, which arises as Hb switches from the T (deoxy-) to the R (oxy-) state, thus preventing the access of folate to the Hb-folate binding sites.