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08449 Sigma-Aldrich

Hemoglobin from bovine blood

for microbiology

Synonym: Bovine hemoglobin, Hb, Methemoglobin



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grade   for microbiology
form   crystals
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
mol wt   Mr ~64500
loss   <10% loss on drying
storage temp.   2-8°C
Gene Information   cow ... HBA1(281221), HBB(280813), HBE2(513240), HBE4(513108), HBG(511735), alpha globin(512439)



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Since native hemoglobin is readily oxidized in air, these preparations may be predominantly methemoglobin.

General description

An enrichment supplement whose 2% aqueous solution is autoclavable. The solution contains flocculent dispersible precipitate. It is used for the preparation of Thayer Martin Medium.

Other Notes

Same product — same quality — now Sigma-Aldrich brand


1 piece contains 100 g hemoglobin powder

Biochem/physiol Actions

Oxygen transporter. The Fe2+/Fe3+ balance is a physiological indicator of blood oxygenation; deoxygenated hemoglobin accessorizes a feedback loop by reducing nitrite to NO, a vasodilator which enhances blood flow to oxygen-deprived tissues.

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles


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Microbiology Theory: Media Preparation

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