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Substance Name: Hemocyanin
RN: 9013-72-3


  • Metalloproteins that function as oxygen transport proteins in the HEMOLYMPH of MOLLUSKS and ARTHROPODS. They are characterized by two copper atoms, coordinated with HISTIDINE residues, that reversibly bind a single oxygen molecule; they do not contain HEME groups.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Hemocyanin

MeSH Heading

  • Hemocyanins


  • Hemocyanin

Systematic Name

  • Hemocyanins

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9013-72-3

System Generated Number

  • 0009013723