Heme oxygenase and iron: from bacteria to humans

@article{Li2009HemeOA,
  title={Heme oxygenase and iron: from bacteria to humans},
  author={Cheng Li and R. Stocker},
  journal={Redox Report},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={101 - 95}
}
  • Cheng Li, R. Stocker
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Redox Report
Abstract Iron and iron-containing prosthetic groups are involved in many fundamental processes that constitute life. One of the biologically most important iron-containing groups is heme, in which an iron atom is co-ordinated to a protoporphyrin ring. Heme proteins have a wide range of functions, participating in a vast repertoire of biochemical reactions. Due to its abundance, heme also serves as an important source of iron. Enzymatic degradation of heme usually involves its oxidative cleavage… Expand
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