protoheme


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Noun1.protoheme - 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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All enzymes synthesizing all intermediates from ALA to protoheme were identified from the host and symbiont (Fig.
Spiro, "Assignment of protoheme resonance Raman spectrum by heme labeling in myoglobin," Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol.
Biosynthesis and insertion of heme A into COX I require the assembly factors COX10 and COX15, which are involved in maturation of the protoheme through several stages, as shown from multiple studies of yeast mitochondria [101-103].