Haem vs Haemin - What's the difference?

haem | haemin |


As nouns the difference between haem and haemin

is that haem is the component of haemoglobin responsible for binding oxygen, consists of an iron ion that binds oxygen and a porphyrin ring that binds the globin molecules; one molecule binds one molecule of oxygen while haemin is .

haem

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* heme (US )

Noun

  • The component of haemoglobin responsible for binding oxygen, consists of an iron ion that binds oxygen and a porphyrin ring that binds the globin molecules; one molecule binds one molecule of oxygen.
  • *2010 , Pierre Cornelis and Simon Andrews (editors), Iron Uptake and Homeostasis in Microorganisms , page 17:
  • *:Haem' is ubiquitous, abundant and necessary for energy metabolism. Most bacteria have a '''haem''' biosynthesis pathway, but nevertheless, since '''haem''' is a major source of iron (an essential metal), microbes take up exogenous ' haem to retrieve iron.
  • See also

    * haemoglobin * bilirubin * red blood cell *

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