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Heme unit of human carboxyhemoglobin, showing the carbonyl ligand at the apical position

(Source: Vasquez GB, Ji X, Fronticelli C, Gilliland GL. Human carboxyhemoglobin at 2.2 A resolution: structure and solvent comparisons of R-state, R2-state and T-state hemoglobins. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 1998;54(Pt 3):355-66. Via Rifleman 82 on Wikimedia Commons. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License,

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