EC 220.127.116.11 - Heme ligase
IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature
This heme detoxifying enzyme is found in Plasmodium parasites and converts toxic heme to crystalline hemozoin. These organisms lack the mammalian heme oxygenase for elimination of heme.
Links to other databases
HDP-a novel heme detoxification protein from the malaria parasite.PLoS Pathog. 4: e53 (2008). [PMID: 18437218]
[EC 18.104.22.168 created 2009]