JEANNE C. BATEMAN, M.D.
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The composition of a molecule of hemoglobin is 96 per cent protein in the form of globin. According to Schmidt,1 globin contains 15 amino acids, with lysine and histidine comprising 45 per cent of the amino acid total. In studies on anemic dogs, however, Whipple2 demonstrated that feedings of specific amino acids did not result in hemoglobin regeneration in proportion to the component of the particular acid in globin. This fact emphasizes the complex process of globin synthesis in the body.
It is understandable that limitation of available dietary protein might not only result in anemia but might also slow
BATEMAN JC. TREATMENT OF CHRONIC BLOOD DONOR ANEMIA*. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:393–400. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-34-2-393
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(2):393-400.
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