"Ferrochelatase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A mitochondrial enzyme found in a wide variety of cells and tissues. It is the final enzyme in the 8-enzyme biosynthetic pathway of HEME. Ferrochelatase catalyzes ferrous insertion into protoporphyrin IX to form protoheme or heme. Deficiency in this enzyme results in ERYTHROPOIETIC PROTOPORPHYRIA.
- Protoheme Ferro-Lyase
- Ferro-Lyase, Protoheme
- Protoheme Ferro Lyase
- Heme Synthetase
- Synthetase, Heme
- Porphyrin-Metal Chelatase
- Chelatase, Porphyrin-Metal
- Porphyrin Metal Chelatase
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The porphyrias. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1981 Nov; 5(5):621-5.