Heme Synthesis Pathway

Heme Synthesis Pathway | Biochemistry

Heme Synthesis Pathway | Biochemistry
Heme synthesis is essential to form hemoglobin, which is responsible for the RBCs ability to carry oxygen.

Iron (ferrous, Fe2+) combines with protoporphyrin to form heme, then, heme combines with globin to form hemoglobin.

If you understand heme synthesis, you are more likely to understand topics like acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) as well as porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT).

This is an introduction to sideroblastic anemia.

Can anyone tell me why do we give dextrose to treat porphyrias?
The answer is in the video…Please let me know in the comments.

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