metMb


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metMb

Abbreviation for metmyoglobin.
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metMb

Abbreviation for metmyoglobin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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HPP decreased the relative proportion of OxyMb, in contrast with MetMb. Changes in meat color due to pressurization are related to myoglobin denaturation.
Myoglobin (Mb) is the primary pigment responsible for the color of meat and the brown color created by changes due to oxidation of the iron in the heme moiety of Mb and conversion of OxyMb to MetMb is considered undesirable by most consumers (Smith et al., 2000).
Feeding supplemental Vit E to feedlot cattle increases muscle [alpha]-tocopherol, delays MetMb formation, and increases retail caselife of beef.
The relative Mb (OxyMb and MetMb) concentration and the CIE (Commission Internationale de I'Eclairage) color values were measured at 0, 5 and 10 days of storage.