Globins are heme-containing proteins involved in binding and/or transport of oxygen. The major groups of globins are hemoglobins and myoglobins from vertebrates, invertebrate globins, leghemoglobins from plants, and flavohemoproteins from bacteria .
Allergens from this family
Allergenic members of the globin family include bovine myoglobin, a minor beef allergen  and hemoglobins from several midge species .
Structural divergence and distant relationships in proteins: evolution of the globins.
Curr Opin Struct Biol 2005, 15, 290-301. [PubMed] [Full Text]
Isolation and characterization of a heat-resistant beef allergen: myoglobin.
Allergy 2004, 59, 327-31. [PubMed] [Full Text]
Chironomidae hemoglobin allergy in Japanese, Swedish, and German populations.
Allergy 1994, 49, 9-12. [PubMed]
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Family-defining Pfam domains (at least one of these domains is present in each family member):
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