Alpha1-Microglobulin binds heme

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R-HSA-2168888
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Reaction [binding]
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Homo sapiens
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Alpha-1-Microglobulin binds heme b (Allhorn et al. 2002, Larsson et al. 2004). The crystal structure of the complex indicates that each microglobulin molecule binds 2 heme molecules and the microglobulin:heme complex trimerizes (Siebel et al. 2012).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
22492620 Insertion of heme b into the structure of the Cys34-carbamidomethylated human lipocalin ?(1)-microglobulin: formation of a [(heme)(2) (?(1)-Microglobulin)](3) complex

Siebel, JF, Kosinsky, RL, Åkerström, B, Knipp, M

Chembiochem 2012
15542058 The lipocalin alpha(1)-microglobulin binds heme in different species

Larsson, J, Allhorn, M, Kerström, B

Arch Biochem Biophys 2004
11877257 Processing of the lipocalin alpha(1)-microglobulin by hemoglobin induces heme-binding and heme-degradation properties

Allhorn, M, Berggård, T, Nordberg, J, Olsson, ML, Akerström, B

Blood 2002
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