ferrochelatase

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ferro- +‎ chelate +‎ -ase

Noun[edit]

ferrochelatase (countable and uncountable, plural ferrochelatases)

  1. (biochemistry) An enzyme, localized to the mitochondrion, that catalyses the terminal (eighth) step in the biosynthesis of heme, converting protoporphyrin IX into heme.