For Further Study
From class discussion of how to determine P50 and Hill coefficients for
ligand -binding proteins.
Think About It
Prove that Log (Y/(1-Y)) = 0 corresponds to the half-saturation
point, Y = 0.5.
Calculate P50 for myoglobin and hemoglobin near half saturation.
For hemoglobin, why is the slope not constant?
For hemoglobin, why does the slope tend towards 1.00 at high and low partial
pressures of O2?
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