Cause of the Root effect in fish haemoglobins

The unusual properties of the Root effect haemoglobins in teleost fish—which allow them to pump O2 into their swim bladders and eyes against very high pressures—are illuminated in a new fish haemoglobin structure.

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Perutz, M. Cause of the Root effect in fish haemoglobins. Nat Struct Mol Biol 3, 211–212 (1996) doi:10.1038/nsb0396-211

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