Coproporphyrinogen III

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Coproporphyrinogen III
Coproporphyrinogen III.svg
Names
IUPAC name
3-[8,12,17-tris(2-carboxyethyl)-3,7,13,18-tetramethyl-5,10,15,20,21,22, 23,24-octahydroporphyrin-2-yl]propanoic acid
Identifiers
2624-63-7
MeSH Coproporphyrinogen+III
PubChem 321
Properties
C36H44N4O8
Molar mass 660.757 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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In the metabolism of porphyrin, the enzyme uroporphyrinogen III decarboxylase generates coproporphyrinogen III from uroporphyrinogen III, and coproporphyrinogen III oxidase converts it into protoporphyrinogen IX.

Heme synthesis—note that some reactions occur in the cytoplasm and some in the mitochondrion (yellow)