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uroporphyrinogen

Definitions

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  • n. Any of a class of tetrapyrroles with four propionic acid groups and four acetic acid groups, involved in the synthesis of porphyrin.

Etymologies

uro- +‎ porphyrinogen (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But when catalyzed by the enzyme uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase, the rate of chlorophyll and hemoglobin production in cells "is increased by a staggering factor, one that's equivalent to the difference between the diameter of a bacterial cell and the distance from the Earth to the sun."

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