Overview of the Heme Metabolism

Overview of the Heme Metabolism

In this page, we will review the biological importance of heme, heme biosynthesis, regulation of heme synthesis. The disorder of heme metabolism,  porphyria definition, classification, diagnosis, and treatments discussed elsewhere and a link for the page is provided below. You can also review the practice question by clicking the link provided below

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Biological Importance of Heme 

- Oxygen transport (Hemoglobin) & Storage  (Myoglobin)
- Electron carrier in Electron Transport Chain  (Cytochromes)
- Prosthetic group of various enzyme
- Deficiency of the enzyme causes porphyrias

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