ENZYMES OF PORPHYRIN SYNTHESIS IN RED BLOOD CELLS

@article{Granick1958ENZYMESOP,
  title={ENZYMES OF PORPHYRIN SYNTHESIS IN RED BLOOD CELLS},
  author={Sam Granick and David C. Mauzerall},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1958},
  volume={75}
}
The enzymes in erythrocytes that synthesize protoporphyrin may conveniently be divided into three groups. The first group converts unknown derivatives of glycine and succinate to 6-aminolevulinic acid. This group includes enzymes bound to cell particulates. The second group converts 6aminolevulinic acid to coproporphyrinogen and is soluble. The third group converts coproporphyrinogen to protoporphyrin and, although it is found in the easily sedimentable portion of the cell debris following… Expand
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