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Heme b (protoheme IX) is a precursor of heme a and heme d in Bacillus subtilis

Hansson, Mats LU and von Wachenfeldt, Claes LU (1993) In FEMS Microbiology Letters 107(1). p.121-126
Abstract
Bacillus subtilis can synthesise cytochromes containing a-, b-, c- and d-type heme. The biosynthetic pathways of these heme prosthetic groups were investigated by using strains blocked in uroporphyrinogen III synthesis from porphobilinogen or in heme b (protoheme IX) synthesis from uroporphyrinogen III. The results strongly suggest that heme a and heme d are both synthesised from heme b (protoheme IX). They also indicate that B. subtilis contains a novel ferrochelatase involved in the synthesis of siroheme
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FEMS Microbiology Letters
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107
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1
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121 - 126
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Elsevier
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1574-6968
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10.1111/j.1574-6968.1993.tb06015.x
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English
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  abstract     = {Bacillus subtilis can synthesise cytochromes containing a-, b-, c- and d-type heme. The biosynthetic pathways of these heme prosthetic groups were investigated by using strains blocked in uroporphyrinogen III synthesis from porphobilinogen or in heme b (protoheme IX) synthesis from uroporphyrinogen III. The results strongly suggest that heme a and heme d are both synthesised from heme b (protoheme IX). They also indicate that B. subtilis contains a novel ferrochelatase involved in the synthesis of siroheme},
  author       = {Hansson, Mats and von Wachenfeldt, Claes},
  issn         = {1574-6968},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {121--126},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {FEMS Microbiology Letters},
  title        = {Heme b (protoheme IX) is a precursor of heme a and heme d in Bacillus subtilis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.1993.tb06015.x},
  volume       = {107},
  year         = {1993},
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