Anemia in Domestic Cats: Effect on Hemoglobin Components and Whole Blood Oxygenation

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Science  02 Aug 1974:
Vol. 185, Issue 4149, pp. 447-449
DOI: 10.1126/science.185.4149.447


Phenylhydrazine-induced anemia in the domestic cat results in an increase in minor, high oxygen affinity hemoglobin B components and an accompanying decrease in the major, low affinity B component. This change is accompanied by an unusually large increase in erythrocytic adenosine triphosphate and 2,3-diphosphoglycerate, a slight decrease in the oxygen affinity of whole blood, and a large decrease in the Hill constant.