Zinc protoporphyrin

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Zinc protoporphyrin
Identifiers
ChEBI
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KEGG
MeSH zinc+protoporphyrin
Properties
C34H32N4O4Zn
Molar mass 626.032 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Zinc protoporphyrin is a compound found in red blood cells when heme production is inhibited by lead. It has been used as a test for lead poisoning.[1][2]

References

  1. Martin CJ, Werntz CL, Ducatman AM (2004). "The interpretation of zinc protoporphyrin changes in lead intoxication: a case report and review of the literature". Occup Med (Lond). 54 (8): 587–91. doi:10.1093/occmed/kqh123. PMID 15576877. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. Verschoor M, Herber R, Zielhuis R, Wibowo A (1987). "Zinc protoporphyrin as an indicator of lead exposure: precision of zinc protoporphyrin measurements". Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 59 (6): 613–21. PMID 3679557.




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