Heme A - Heme A is an important piece in aerobic...

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Heme A is an important piece in aerobic metabolism. Heme A along with a copper ion is the major part of O 2 reduction. Aerobic metabolism has a very important enzyme in it known as CcO. This enzyme is what allows aerobic metabolism to take place. It helps in the process of O 2 reduction by breaking down the CcO enzyme into the O 2 element. In addition, by measuring the isotope ratio of intracellular water you can assess the total metabolic rate of cells. The isotope ratio of metabolites that add in either oxygen or hydrogen atoms from water during biosynthesis can also be used as a probe of metabolic rate which means it’s also the same as a probe of metabolic status (Carr and Winge 309). The biosynthesis of heme A is a complex process that still hasn’t been completely figured out. The biosynthesis of heme A is based off two reactions that take place. These reactions allow the heme B to be catalyzed into heme O and then heme O catalyzed into heme A. The catalysts in these reactions are known as Cox10
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