Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006783 - heme biosynthetic process

Synonyms: haem biosynthesis, haem biosynthetic process, heme anabolism, heme biosynthesis, heme formation, heme synthesis

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of heme, any compound of iron complexed in a porphyrin (tetrapyrrole) ring, from less complex precursors.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006779 - porphyrin-containing compound biosynthetic process ,
GO:0042168 - heme metabolic process ,
GO:0046148 - pigment biosynthetic process

Child Classes:
GO:0019354 - siroheme biosynthetic process (1) ,
GO:0048034 - heme O biosynthetic process (1)

GO:0006782 - protoporphyrinogen IX biosynthetic process (10)

Term Members:
uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (hemE) ,
heme O synthase (cyoE) ,
CPS-53 (KpLE1) prophage; predicted bactoprenol-linked glucose translocase (flippase) (yfdG) ,
coproporphyrinogen III oxidase (hemF) ,
porphobilinogen synthase (hemB) ,
hydroxymethylbilane synthase (hemC) ,
HemG ,
ferrochelatase (hemH)

Unification Links: GO:0006783

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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