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Horseshoe

Horseshoe

1. A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in form somewhat like the letter u, nailed to a horses hoof.

2. Anything shaped like a horsehoe crab.

3. (Science: zoology) The limulus of horsehoe crab.

(Science: medicine) Horsehoe head, a bat of the genus Rhinolophus, having a nasal fold of skin shaped like a horsehoe.


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How can a protein without a G-site bind to GSH?

yes 3% by maldi-tof. my species is horseshoe crab. i suspect the protein is not in database. do you think i should proceed with N-terminal sequence for whole protein sequence then?

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by hurzz
Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:36 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: How can a protein without a G-site bind to GSH?
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Re: Blood is always red, never blue.

Human blood is always red, however creatures like the Horseshoe crab have blue blood, this is because they do not use hemoglobin to attract oxygen (iron based) but instead use hemocyanin (copper based) it must be a more efficent way of delivering oxygen ...

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by ablettakbar
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:06 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blood is always red, never blue.
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Blue Blood For A Science Project

Bluish blood found in Horse Shoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus or Atlantic horseshoe crab

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by aloksarak
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:51 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blue Blood For A Science Project
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... would be like describing, say, the Colorado River without any reference to the Grand Canyon, or the Grand Canyon National Park, Colorado desert or Horseshoe bend etc etc, the very structures that guide and direct the river to its destination into the gulf of California. However the fact is that ...

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by scottie
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:15 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Blood is always red, never blue.

... but I doubt we can call it blood anymore then. Blood is blue if you have haemocyanin instead of haemoglobin, but that require you to be a horseshoe crab or similar, which utilizes copper instead of iron to carry oxygen. And I do not think we are talking about marine arthropods here...

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by biohazard
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:50 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blood is always red, never blue.
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