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Hydroxymethylbilane Synthase

"Hydroxymethylbilane Synthase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An enzyme that catalyzes the tetrapolymerization of the monopyrrole PORPHOBILINOGEN into the hydroxymethylbilane preuroporphyrinogen (UROPORPHYRINOGENS) in several discrete steps. It is the third enzyme in the 8-enzyme biosynthetic pathway of HEME. In humans, deficiency in this enzyme encoded by HMBS (or PBGD) gene results in a form of neurological porphyria (PORPHYRIA, ACUTE INTERMITTENT). This enzyme was formerly listed as EC 4.3.1.8


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hydroxymethylbilane Synthase" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Hydroxymethylbilane Synthase" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 11 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2013
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