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Information on EC 4.99.1.8 - heme ligase

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     4 Lyases
         4.99 Other lyases
             4.99.1 Sole sub-subclass for lyases that do not belong in the other subclasses
                4.99.1.8 heme ligase
IUBMB Comments
This heme detoxifying enzyme is found in Plasmodium parasites and converts toxic heme to crystalline hemozoin. These organisms lack the mammalian heme oxygenase for elimination of heme.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Plasmodium
Synonyms
heme detoxification protein, heme-detoxification protein, more
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LITERATURE
2 ferriprotoporphyrin IX = beta-hematin
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