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Descriptor English: Porphyrins
Descriptor Spanish: Porfirinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Porfirinas
Descriptor French: Porphyrines
Entry term(s): Porphyrin
Tree number(s): D03.383.129.578.840.500
D03.633.400.909.500
D04.345.783.500
D23.767.727
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011166
Scope note: A group of compounds containing the porphin structure, four pyrrole rings connected by methine bridges in a cyclic configuration to which a variety of side chains are attached. The nature of the side chain is indicated by a prefix, as uroporphyrin, hematoporphyrin, etc. The porphyrins, in combination with iron, form the heme component in biologically significant compounds such as hemoglobin and myoglobin.
Annotation: pigments; iron porphyrins = HEME or HEMIN, magnesium porphyrins = CHLOROPHYLL
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Related: Porphobilinogen MeSH
DeCS ID: 11608
Unique ID: D011166
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Porphyrins - Preferred
Concept UI M0017336
Scope note A group of compounds containing the porphin structure, four pyrrole rings connected by methine bridges in a cyclic configuration to which a variety of side chains are attached. The nature of the side chain is indicated by a prefix, as uroporphyrin, hematoporphyrin, etc. The porphyrins, in combination with iron, form the heme component in biologically significant compounds such as hemoglobin and myoglobin.
Preferred term Porphyrins
Entry term(s) Porphyrin



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