where is myoglobin present?

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Dominiquest
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where is myoglobin present?

I have this doubt about the location of myoglobin in the body... is it present in all muscles or only in the cardiac muscles?

mchinmoyee
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It is present also in

It is present also in skeletal muscles apart from cardiac muscles.
Myoglobin is a protein in heart and skeletal muscles. When a muscle is exercised, it uses up available oxygen. Myoglobin has oxygen bound to it, thus providing an extra reserve of oxygen so that the muscle can maintain a high level of activity for a longer period of time.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-myoglobi.html

http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/myoglobin/test.html

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/400480/myoglobin#tab=active~checked%2Citems~checked&title=myoglobin%20--%20Britannica%20Online%20Encyclopedia

Dominiquest
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thank you for that

thank you for that information...