Myoglobin

Myoglobin is a monomeric heme protein found mainly in muscle tissue.

For example, there are many myoglobin molecules present in the sarcoplasm of muscle tissue.

Myoglobin molecules include a reddish coloured pigment that is similar to haemoglobin (Am.Sp. hemoglobin) in blood.

In addition to the colour pigmentation, myoglobin stores oxygen (especially in muscle tissue) until that oxygen is required by the mitochondria in the cells to generate ATP.

 


This section consists of short summaries about the structures that form the muscles of the body. This list is not exhaustive but is intended to be appropriate for students of A-Level Human Biology, ITEC courses in massage and related subjects, and other courses in health sciences. For more general information about muscles see the pages about:

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