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Genetic Characterization of Toxic Resistant Mutants in C. elegans
Heme is an essential cofactor that plays a key role in diverse biological processes. Free heme, however, is hydrophobic and toxic to cellular macromolecules. C. elegans lack the heme biosynthetic pathway, and therefore ...
FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF HEME TRANSPORTERS IN ZEBRAFISH
Hrg1 and Mrp5 are identified as eukaryotic heme importer and exporter, respectively. Two Hrg1 paralogs have been annotated in zebrafish genome, Hrg1a (Slc48a1b) and Hrg1b (Slc48a1a) with 84% homology in protein sequences. ...
MRP5 AND MRP9 PLAY A CONCERTED ROLE IN MALE REPRODUCTION AND MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION
Heme is an essential iron-containing cofactor in proteins that perform diverse functions in biology. Free heme is not only hydrophobic but also generates cytotoxic peroxide radicals. In eukaryotes, heme synthesis occurs ...