Hemin

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For the given name, see Hemin (given name).
Hemin
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  • US: C (Risk not ruled out)
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Intravenous infusion
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ECHA InfoCard 100.036.475
Chemical and physical data
Formula C34H32ClFeN4O4
Molar mass 651.94 g/mol
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Hemin (trade name Panhematin) is an iron-containing porphyrin.[1] More specifically, it is protoporphyrin IX containing a ferric iron ion (heme B) with a chloride ligand.

It is used in the management of porphyria attacks, particularly in acute intermittent porphyria.

It is sometimes distinguished from hematin which has a hydroxide ligand in place of the chloride. However, the terms are sometimes equated.[2]

Hematin is considered the "X factor" required for the growth of Haemophilus influenzae.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "hemin" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ "hematin" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  3. ^ Sherris, John C.; Ryan, Kenneth J.; Ray, C. L. (2004). Sherris medical microbiology: an introduction to infectious diseases. New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 395. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9. 

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