Carbon monoxide generation from tin- and zinc-protoporphyrin by tissue homogenates.


Both heme and tin-protoporphyrin (TP), but not zinc-protoporphyrin (ZP), supported significant NADPH-stimulated, concentration-dependent CO production in all tissues. These rates, for 400 microM substrate, ranged: for heme 0.52 (intestine) to 4.18 (spleen); for TP 0.08 (kidney) to 0.71 (liver); and for ZP 0.01 (liver) to 0.25 (kidney) nmoles CO/hr/mg… (More)