Four families of oxygen-binding and/or transporting proteins have been characterized into two major groups: iron based, including hemoglobins (Hbs) and hemerythrins (Hrs), and copper based, including two non-homologous families of hemocyanins (Hcs) (Terwilliger et al., 1976; Burmester, 2002; Coates and Decker, 2017).
A phylogenomic profile of hemerythrins, the nonheme diiron binding respiratory proteins.
Broad phylogenetic occurrence of the oxygen-binding hemerythrins in bilaterians.
A broad genomic survey reveals multiple origins and frequent losses in the evolution of respiratory hemerythrins and hemocyanins.
hemerythrins; PCR, polymerase chain reaction; PE, paired end; p.p..
Immunological properties of oxygen-transport proteins: hemoglobin, hemocyanin and hemerythrin. Cell.
Discovery and evolution of novel hemerythrin genes in annelid worms.