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haem

 (hēm)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of heme.

haem

(hiːm) or

heme

n
(Biochemistry) biochem a complex red organic pigment containing ferrous iron, present in haemoglobin
[C20: shortened from haematin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haem - a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
haemoglobin, Hb, hemoglobin - a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues; "fish have simpler hemoglobin than mammals"
myoglobin - a hemoprotein that receives oxygen from hemoglobin and stores it in the tissues until needed
cytochrome - (biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principal biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration)
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Boulianne and King (1998) observed that excessively dark breast muscle meat exhibited greater total haem pigment and myoglobin contents (1.47 and 0.16 mg/g) as compared to the normal breast muscle meat (0.96 and 0.12 mg/g); hence it is concluded that there is a strong relationship between lightness values and heme percentage.
Some of the other functions of glycine are bile acid conjugation and chlorophyll production and it has vital role in many reactions such as haem, purine, and gluconeogenesis.
Sawa et al., "Haem oxygenase-1 prevents cell death by regulating cellular iron," Nature Cell Biology, vol.
In this case, inhibition of TDO was due to the inhibition of conjugation of the apoenzyme with haem prosthetic group or due to the defective synthesis of the apoenzyme.
Meat consists of multiple components, such as haem iron.
Studies point out that red and processed meat contains a pigment called 'haem', which can damage cells in the bowel or fuel the production of harmful chemicals in the gut, causing higher risk of cancer.
In studies, goji with LBP-5 has been shown to promote healthy skin by significantly increasing blood levels of three important antioxidants: haem oxygenase-1, glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase.
Porphyria is a group of disorders caused by the accumulation of porphyrin and porphyrin precursors due to the abnormalities in certain enzymes that normally participate in the production of haem. We report a case of a woman with severe menstruation-related abdominal pain, hyponatraemia, and psychiatric symptoms.
The haemoglobin is then filtered by the glomerulus into the urinary space, releasing haem pigment.
LEFT FOOT L/F HAEMORRHAGE Haem, or H MULTIPLE +++ These abbreviations are intended as guide ONLY.