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Contact: Challa V. Kumar
challa.kumar@uconn.edu
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University of Connecticut

Encapsulated Hemoglobin

Caption: UConn researchers have successfully stabilized hemoglobin, the oxygen carrier protein in the blood, by wrapping it with a polymer poly(acrylic acid) chain. This image shows a nanoparticle composed of hemoglobin molecules surrounded by the polymer chain, which appears as a very light corona.

Credit: Image courtesy of C.V. Kumar, UConn.

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