The Central Role of Mitochondria in Red Blood Cells

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Ferrochelatase in heme biosynthesis Ferrochelatase (FECH) is an enzyme found in mitochondria that adds iron ions (Fe2+) into protoporphyrin to produce heme (Figure 1). This biochemical reaction is critical for cell health.¬† The process is tightly controlled so that cells produce the amount of heme needed and do not accumulate too much of the heme … Read moreThe Central Role of Mitochondria in Red Blood Cells

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