Figure 24.35. Heme Biosynthetic Pathway.

Figure 24.35Heme Biosynthetic Pathway

The pathway for the formation of heme starts with eight molecules of δ-aminolevulinate.

From: Section 24.4, Amino Acids Are Precursors of Many Biomolecules

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Biochemistry. 5th edition.
Berg JM, Tymoczko JL, Stryer L.
New York: W H Freeman; 2002.
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