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A group of compounds containing the porphin structure, four pyrrole rings connected by methine bridges in a cyclic configuration to which a variety of side chains are attached. The nature of the side chain is indicated by a prefix, as uroporphyrin, hematoporphyrin, etc. The porphyrins, in combination with iron, form the heme component in biologically significant compounds such as hemoglobin and myoglobin.

Name Porphine, Porphyrin
MeSH 68011166
Molecular Weight 310.35196 g/mol
Molecular Formula C20H14N4
XLogP 2

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The color-furnishing portion of hemoglobin. It is found free in tissues and as the prosthetic group in many hemeproteins.

Name Heme
MeSH 68006418
Molecular Weight 616.48728 g/mol
Molecular Formula C34H32FeN4O4

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