|Gene:||hemH||Accession Number: G-9035 (MetaCyc)|
Species: Rhodobacter sphaeroides
The molecular weight was determined by SDS-PAGE. Gel filtration chromatography of solubilized ferrochelatase in the presence of 0.5% sodium deoxycholate gave a molecular weight of 110 kD. Contrary to a previous report, the calculated millimolar extinction coefficient at 278 nm was 76, based upon a molecular weight of 115 kD [Dailey86].
|Map Position: [2,967,945 -> 2,969,078]|
Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 115 kD (experimental) [Dailey86 ]
Unification Links: Entrez-gene:3718861
|Cellular Component:||GO:0016020 - membrane [Dailey86]|
Enzymatic reaction of: ferrochelatase
EC Number: 188.8.131.52
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.
This reaction is reversible.
Ferrochelatase catalyzes the insertion of ferrous iron into protoporphyrin IX to form protoheme (heme) [Dailey86].
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