Medical Physiology

PPAR

By on October 12th, 2017 in Medical Physiology

What is a PPAR? It stands for peroxisome proliferator activated receptors, which are activated by ligand transcription factors of nuclear hormone receptor superfamily. PPAR play a vital role in metabolic functioning of the body as well as in energy homeostasis. PPAR belongs to the family of phylogenetically related protein known as nuclear hormone factor. Their […]

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Bohr Effect and Haldane Effect

By on April 1st, 2013 in Medical Physiology

Definition of Bohr Effect A physiological phenomenon in which changesĀ in carbon dioxide and hydrogen ion concentration are brought about due to shift in the Oxygen-Hemoglobin dissociation curve is called Bohr Effect. Functions of Hemoglobin Hemoglobin, a conjugated protein consisting of heme and globin which is found in red blood cells (erythrocytes) is responsible for giving […]

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