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Phylogeny of the Gas-Exchange System: Red Cell Function

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Gas Exchange

  1. Stephen C. Wood1,
  2. Claude Lenfant2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030408

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Wood, S. C. and Lenfant, C. 2011. Phylogeny of the Gas-Exchange System: Red Cell Function. Comprehensive Physiology. 131–146.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  2. 2

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Evolution of Hemoglobin Molecule
  • 2
    Hemoglobin Function Inside Red Cells
    • 2.1
      Red Cell Metabolism
    • 2.2
      Allosteric Controllers of Hemoglobin Function
    • 2.3
      Red Cell pH
  • 3
    Oxygen Capacity of Blood
  • 4
    Hematopoiesis in Ectothermic Vertebrates
  • 5
    Oxygen Dissociation Curve and the Environment
    • 5.1
      Adaptations to Temperature
    • 5.2
      Adaptations to Hypoxia
    • 5.3
      Transition From Water Breathing to Air Breathing
  • 6
    Organismic Adaptations
    • 6.1
      Oxygen Uptake and Metabolic Machinery
    • 6.2
      Allometry
    • 6.3
      Circulatory Shunts
  • 7
    Conclusion