FeHM dissociates from MetHb

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R-HSA-9707516
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Reaction [dissociation]
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Homo sapiens
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MetHb releases ferriheme
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Methemoglobin (MetHb) is highly unstable, releasing free ferriheme (FeHM). The hydrophobic ferriheme, if not scavenged by serum proteins, rapidly intercalates into the plasma membrane of surrounding cells, catalyzing lipid oxidation (Balla et al, 1993).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
8415693 Endothelial-cell heme uptake from heme proteins: induction of sensitization and desensitization to oxidant damage

Balla, J, Jacob, HS, Balla, G, Nath, K, Eaton, JW, Vercellotti, GM

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1993
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