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Substance Name: Heme oxygenase
RN: 9059-22-7


  • A mixed function oxidase enzyme which during hemoglobin catabolism catalyzes the degradation of heme to ferrous iron, carbon monoxide and biliverdin in the presence of molecular oxygen and reduced NADPH. The enzyme is induced by metals, particularly cobalt.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Heme Oxygenase (Decyclizing)

Systematic Name

  • Heme oxygenase

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9059-22-7

System Generated Number

  • 0009059227