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A question about Bohr's Effect

  1. Oct 14, 2009 #1
    Hi guys, i'm having a little trouble with the bohr's effect graph (i'm no good with graphs). Here's one

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oxyhaemoglobin_dissociation_curve.png

    From what i read, as the curve shift to the left, oxyhaemoglobin concentration increases, means that heamoglobin has higher affinity towards oxygen right?

    So can i say that when the curve shift to the left, heamoglobin has higher affinity for oxygen and when the curve shift to the right, haemoglobin has lower affinity for oxygen (high affinity for carbon dioxide)

    Please correct me if i'm wrong :)
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2009 #2

    Ygggdrasil

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    Yes. Your explanation is correct.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2009 #3
    Thank you :)
     
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