CHEBI:15430 - protoporphyrin

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ChEBI Name protoporphyrin
ChEBI ID CHEBI:15430
Definition A cyclic tetrapyrrole that consists of porphyrin bearing four methyl substituents at positions 3, 8, 13 and 17, two vinyl substituents at positions 7 and 12 and two 2-carboxyethyl substituents at positions 2 and 18. The parent of the class of protoporphyrins.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:14961, CHEBI:14959, CHEBI:14960, CHEBI:26358, CHEBI:8592
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Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): Escherichia coli metabolite
Any bacterial metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in Escherichia coli.
mouse metabolite
Any mammalian metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in a mouse (Mus musculus).
metabolite
Any intermediate or product resulting from metabolism. The term 'metabolite' subsumes the classes commonly known as primary and secondary metabolites.
cofactor
An organic molecule or ion (usually a metal ion) that is required by an enzyme for its activity. It may be attached either loosely (coenzyme) or tightly (prosthetic group).
(via porphyrins )
Application(s): photosensitizing agent
A chemical compound that can be excited by light of a specific wavelength and subsequently transfer energy to a chosen reactant. This is commonly molecular oxygen within a cancer tissue, which is converted to (highly rective) singlet state oxygen. This rapidly reacts with any nearby biomolecules, ultimately killing the cancer cells.
Related Structures
protoporphyrin is a Functional Parent of
protoporphyrin monomethyl ester
Mass : 576.68490
Formula : C35H36N4O4
36160
hematoporphyrin
Mass : 598.68888
Formula : C34H38N4O6
36162
protoporphyrin is a Conjugate Acid of
protoporphyrinate
Mass : 560.64244
Formula : C34H32N4O4
36159
protoporphyrin(2-)
Mass : 560.64230
Formula : C34H32N4O4
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