Myoglobin is oxygen-binding protein with a molecular mass of 17.8 kDa found in the vertebrates functions as a cellular oxygen storage mechanism with some contribution to oxygen transport into the cell. ?Myoglobin is chiefly present in ?striated muscle, with the exception smooth muscle of chicken gizzard. Myoglobin is the only striated muscle-specific antigen, it is a crucial marker to differentiate rhabdomyosarcomas from other tissue tumors. After damage to ?muscle tissue such as burns, myocardial infarction, crush injuries and muscle diseases, myoglobin levels increases in the blood and urine.
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