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Hemopexin: Iron Recycling

  • Samuel Natelson
  • Ethan A. Natelson

Abstract

There is a significant amount of methemoglobin circulating in human plasma at all times. In this compound, the iron in the iron-porphyrin complex is in the trivalent state and does not participate in oxygen exchange. The prosthetic group is called ferriprotoporphyrin IX. The free base is called hematin, and the chloride salt hemin (see Volume 2, p. 469). Some use the expressions ferriheme for ferriprotoporphyrin IX and ferrihemoglobin to signify methemoglobin.

Keywords

Electron Spin Resonance Muscular Dystrophy Pernicious Anemia Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Rose Bengal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Natelson
    • 1
  • Ethan A. Natelson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Practice, College of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas Medical School and St. Joseph HospitalHoustonUSA

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