Hemoglobin produced within cartilage cells!

Oxygen-toting protein hemglobin is known for giving blood its characteristic red color, but not much is known regarding hemoglobin’s role in cells outside the bloodstream. However, recently, researchers from China have demonstrated that cartilage-making cells called chondrocytes can indeed manufacture and use hemoglobin for both physiological and survival purposes in oxygen-poor environments. Read the fascinating discovery here!