volume 55, issue 4, P1119-1126 1990
DOI: 10.1135/cccc19901119
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Abstract: It has been found that both human methemoglobin and its complex with human haptoglobin in their enzymatic action can generate products in electronically excited states. The time dependence has been measured of the chemiluminescence generated by both the haem proteins in their peroxidase as well as oxidase actions. The methemoglobin-haptoglobin complex exhibited, in its peroxidase action, a higher chemiluminescence as compared with methemoglobin alone. The chemiluminescence observed in the oxidase reaction was …

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