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Medical Term:

΄-aminolevulinic acid synthase

 

Definition: an enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of succinyl-CoA with glycine to form ΄-aminolevulinate, coenzyme A, and CO2. The committed step in porphyrin biosynthesis.

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