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Medical Term:

heme oxygenase (decyclizing)

 

Definition: an enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of heme with dioxygen and three electron donors to produce biliverdin, carbon monoxide, Fe3+, and three water molecules; the only reaction in humans that produces carbon monoxide.

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