Porphyrins in Diseases Other than the Porphyrias

  • Michael R. Moore
  • Kenneth E. L. McColl
  • Claude Rimington
  • Abraham Goldberg
Part of the Topics in Hematology book series (TOHE)

Abstract

Disturbances of heme biosynthesis and porphyrin metabolism occur in a variety of acquired and inherited diseases in addition to the hereditary porphyrias. Studies of porphyrin metabolism in these conditions provide a useful insight into the underlying disease process as well as being of clinical value in both diagnosing and assessing the severity of the disorder. The abnormal porphyrin metabolism identified in tumor cells has been employed as an aid to therapy.

Keywords

Depression Folic Acid Bilirubin Ferritin Rifampicin 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael R. Moore
    • 1
  • Kenneth E. L. McColl
    • 1
  • Claude Rimington
    • 2
  • Abraham Goldberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Western InfirmaryUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Norwegian Radium Hospital and Norsk Hydro InstituteOsloNorway

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