Diffusion of Carbon Monoxide through Thin Layers of Hemoglobin Solution

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Science  23 Nov 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3543, pp. 897-898
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3543.897


The facilitation of carbon monoxide flux through a thin layer of hemoglobin solution is increased in the presence of oxygen. This is consistent with the hypothesis that the facilitation results from diffusion of carbon monoxide— hemoglobin as well as carbon monoxide, but that the overall process is partially limited by the reaction rates of carbon monoxide and hemoglobin.