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Dr. Christoph Kuehne / 3-D.science

Deoxygenated Hemoxyanin  

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Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) detail

medical illustration of Hemocyanin is the oxygen transporter of the Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus). Hemocyanin is contained within the hemolymph, the animal's equivalent to our blood. Hemolymph is a clear liquid that turns blue when saturated with oxygen. That is due to hemocyanin containing copper to bind oxygen.
Next medical illustration of A di-oxygen molecule is about to be bound by two copper ions (glowing spheres). This depicts the oxygen binding site (active site) of a hemocyanin protein.

Hemocyanin Oxygen Binding Site

Hemocyanin is the oxygen transporter of the Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus). Hemocyanin is contained within the hemolymph, the animal's equivalent to our blood. Hemolymph is a clear liquid that turns blue when saturated with oxygen. That is due to hemocyanin containing copper to bind oxygen.

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