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Heme o

Heme o
CAS number 137397-56-9
PubChem 6323367
MeSH heme+O
Molecular formula C49H58O5N4Fe
Molar mass 838.854 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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Heme O differs from the closely related heme A by having a methyl group at ring position 8 instead of the formyl group, the isoprenoid chain at position 2 is the same.

Heme O, found in the bacterium Escherichia coli, functions in a similar manner to heme A in mammalian oxygen reduction.

See also

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