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biliverdin     3-[2-[(E)-[(5E)-3-(2- carboxyethyl)-5-[(4...

Synonyms: Oocyan, biliverdine, uteroverdine, Biliverdin IXa, AC1NST1Q, ...
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  • Heme oxygenase (HO) catalyzes the oxidative cleavage of the alpha-mesocarbon of Fe-protoporphyrin-IX yielding equimolar amounts of biliverdin-IXa, iron, and carbon monoxide [2].
  • Unexpectedly, these movements localize the positive charges around the BV binding site, which may contribute to the proper binding of ferredoxin to PcyA [1].


  1. Induced-fitting and electrostatic potential change of PcyA upon substrate binding demonstrated by the crystal structure of the substrate-free form. Hagiwara, Y., Sugishima, M., Takahashi, Y., Fukuyama, K. FEBS Lett. (2006) [Pubmed]
  2. Expression pattern of heme oxygenase isoenzymes 1 and 2 in normal and stress-exposed rat liver. Bauer, I., Wanner, G.A., Rensing, H., Alte, C., Miescher, E.A., Wolf, B., Pannen, B.H., Clemens, M.G., Bauer, M. Hepatology (1998) [Pubmed]
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