This invention provides heme-containing peptides capable of binding molecular oxygen at room temperature. These compounds may be useful in the absorption of molecular oxygen from molecular oxygen-containing atmospheres. Also included in the invention are methods for treating an oxygen transport deficiency in a mammal.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
This invention was made with government support under grant number DOE-FG02-05-ER46223, awarded by the Department of Energy, grant number 2R01GM41048, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, and grant number DMR05-20020, awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.