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Accepted name: coproporphyrinogen oxidase
Reaction: coproporphyrinogen III + O2 + 2 H+ = protoporphyrinogen-IX + 2 CO2 + 2 H2O
For diagram of the later stages of porphyrin biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): coproporphyrinogen III oxidase; coproporphyrinogenase
Systematic name: coproporphyrinogen:oxygen oxidoreductase (decarboxylating)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9076-84-0
1.  Battle, A.M., Benson, A. and Rimington, C. Purification and properties of coproporphyrinogenase. Biochem. J. 97 (1965) 731–740. [PMID: 5881662]
2.  Medlock, A.E. and Dailey, H.A. Human coproporphyrinogen oxidase is not a metalloprotein. J. Biol. Chem. 271 (1996) 32507–32510. [DOI] [PMID: 8955072]
3.  Kohno, H., Furukawa, T., Yoshinaga, T., Tokunaga, R. and Taketani, S. Coproporphyrinogen oxidase. Purification, molecular cloning, and induction of mRNA during erythroid differentiation. J. Biol. Chem. 268 (1993) 21359–21363. [PMID: 8407975]
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