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Borrowed from German Globin, from Latin globus.

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globin (plural globins)

  1. (biochemistry) Any globular protein that incorporates a globin fold.
  2. (biochemistry) One of several polypeptides that are the protein components of haemoglobin or myoglobin.
    • 2005, Sharon G. Childs, “Rhabdomyolysis”, in Orthopaedic Nursing, volume 24, number 6, PMID 16319733, page 445:
      Injuries and conditions that cause an acid pH environment cause the globin (protein) molecule to separate from the ferrihemate (iron-containing) component of the myoglobin molecule.
    • 2008 February 8, Caihong Qiu; Emmanuel N. Olivier; Michelle Velho; Eric E. Bouhassira, “Globin switches in yolk sac–like primitive and fetal-like definitive red blood cells produced from human embryonic stem cells”, in Blood, volume 111, number 4, DOI:10.1182/blood-2007-07-102087:
      Globin switches in yolk sac–like primitive and fetal-like definitive red blood cells produced from human embryonic stem cells [title of article]
    • 2008 October 2, Feng Ma et al., “Generation of functional erythrocytes from human embryonic stem cell-derived definitive hematopoiesis”, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, volume 105, number 35, DOI:10.1073/pnas.0802220105:
      The results showed that the globin expression in the erythroid cells in individual clones changed in a time-dependent manner.

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