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Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Heterocyclic Compounds [D03] » Heterocyclic Compounds, 1-Ring » Azoles » Pyrroles » Tetrapyrroles » Porphyrins
Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Heterocyclic Compounds [D03] » Heterocyclic Compounds, Fused-Ring » Heterocyclic Compounds, 4 or More Rings » Tetrapyrroles » Porphyrins
Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Polycyclic Compounds [D04] » Macrocyclic Compounds » Tetrapyrroles » Porphyrins
Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Biological Factors [D23] » Pigments, Biological » Porphyrins
A group of compounds containing the porphin structure, four pyrrole rings connected by methine bridges in a cyclic configuration to which a variety of side chains are attached. The nature of the side chain is indicated by a prefix, as uroporphyrin, hematoporphyrin, etc. The porphyrins, in combination with iron, form the heme component in biologically significant compounds such as hemoglobin and myoglobin. MeSH
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