Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Reaction:

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion Type Simple Reactions Chemical Reactions
Reactions Classified By Substrate Small-Molecule Reactions

EC Number:

Enzymes and Genes:
porphyrinogen peroxidase Inferred from experiment : yfeX
EfeB dimer Inferred from experiment : efeB
ferrochelatase Inferred from experiment : hemH

In Pathway: heme biosynthesis I (aerobic) , superpathway of heme biosynthesis from uroporphyrinogen-III , heme biosynthesis II (anaerobic)

Reaction Locations: periplasmic space (sensu Gram-negative Bacteria), cytosol

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.

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Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: ferrochelatase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: ferro-protoporphyrin chelatase, iron chelatase, heme synθse, heme synthase, protoheme ferro-lyase

This is the last reaction in protoheme biosynthesis.

Citations: [PORRA63, PORRA63a, Bloomer87]

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

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Bloomer87: Bloomer JR, Hill HD, Morton KO, Anderson-Burnham LA, Straka JG (1987). "The enzyme defect in bovine protoporphyria. Studies with purified ferrochelatase." J Biol Chem 262(2);667-71. PMID: 3805002

PORRA63: PORRA RJ, JONES OT (1963). "Studies on ferrochelatase. 2. An in vestigation of the role offerrochelatase in the biosynthesis of various haem prosthetic groups." Biochem J 87;186-92. PMID: 13972329

PORRA63a: PORRA RJ, JONES OT (1963). "Studies on ferrochelatase. 1. Assay and properties of ferrochelatase from a pig-liver mitochondrial extract." Biochem J 87;181-5. PMID: 13972328

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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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