Hemoglobin (Hb)

Catalogue Number: 338-10
Product Name Hemoglobin
Source Human Red Blood Cells
Catalogue Number 338-10
Purity > 96% (SDS-PAGE)
Form Lyophilized
Protein > 0.7 mg Hemoglobin/mg solid (Cyanomethemoglobin)
Solubility Clear, red-brown solution at 1 mg/mL H2O.
Appearance Reddish to brown powder
Recertification 4 years
Storage 2-8°C
Product Note This preparation is predominately methemoglobin.
Molecular Weight 64,400, (Heterotetramer - α2β2)
Synonyms Hb, Hgb, Haemoglobin
CAS Number 9008-02-0

Lee Biosolutions produces and supplies human RBC Hemoglobin (Hb) for use as an indicator to measure the severity of chronic bleeding in anemia or polycythemia conditions in medical research and clinical diagnostic manufacturing.

Custom preparations, technical support, bulk quantities and aliquoting available, email Info@leebio.com for more details.

Why is testing hemoglobin so important? Higher than normal levels may result in dehydration, excess production of red blood cells in the bone marrow, severe lung disease or other severe conditions. Lower than normal levels may lead to anemia that can result in iron deficiency, B12 and folate deficiency, inherited hemoglobin defect, cirrhosis of the lever, excessive destruction of red bloods cells.

Hemoglobin the main component of red blood cells, is a protein that carries oxygen away from the lungs and carbon dioxide back to the lungs. A molecule consists of 2 pairs of peptide (alpha and beta globins) chains and four heme groups, each with one atom of iron. At a normal oxygen tension of 100 mmHg in the blood vessels of the lungs, 95-98% of hemoglobin is combined with oxygen. In the tissues further from the lungs, where the oxygen tension is much lower, the oxygen readily separates from hemoglobin.

338-10-1 $ 60.00 1 gram
338-10-5 $ 225.00 5 grams
338-10-25 $ 875.00 5 x 5 grams
Representative SDS-PAGE - 338-10