Hemoglobin Collection

These structures are from different forms of hemoglobin.  You can use these to compare hemoglobin with and without oxygen and the hemoglobin structures found in two types of sickle cell anemia (Hemoglobin S, and Hemoglobin C).

See how you can use these structures, along with the mRNA, and protein sequences to learn more about hemoglobin and the sickle cell mutation.  

See Exploring hemoglobin with bioinformatics.


Structures in the collection

Type Description Download structure
An MW Collection

Use the link on the right to download all hemoglobin structures at once.

Binary Data hemoglobin.mwc
MMDB

Deoxyhemoglobin:  human hemoglobin without oxygen.

Binary Data deoxyhemoglobin_2HHB.cn3
MMDB

Human hemoglobin bound to oxygen.

Binary Data Oxyhemoglobin_1HHO.cn3
MMDB

Hemoglobin S:  a form of human hemoglobin associated with sickle cell anemia.

Binary Data hemoglobin_S_2HBS.cn3
MMDB

Hemoglobin C:  a form of human hemoglobin associated with a less common type of sickle cell anemia, bound to carbon monoxide.

Binary Data hemoglobin_C_1YFF.cn3