Hemoproteins


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Hemoproteins

 

complex proteins containing the pigmented prosthetic group—hemes. Hemoproteins are classified as chromoproteins. In addition to the respiratory pigments—hemoglobin and myoglobin—hemoproteins include widely distributed respiratory enzymes—cytochromes— and oxidative enzymes of tissues—peroxidase, which catalyzes the oxidation of organic substances by hydrogen peroxide, catalase, and leghemoglobin (legoglobin), a pigment found in the root nodules of leguminous plants.

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This information underlines the significance of hemoproteins in NO generation enzymatically.
Preferred biocatalysts include hemoproteins such as chloroperoxidase from Caldariomyces fumago, and peroxidases and cytochromes from animal, plant or microbial cells.
The mechanism by which this inhibition takes place is thought to be related to chelation of free iron which is released from hemoproteins of meat during heat processing.