Vampire Disease: Life Out of the Sun

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Patient with porphyria in hospital (copyright not intended).

What is Vampire Disease?

The Heme Biosynthesis Pathway

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A diagram of the biosynthesis of Heme shows how Succinyl Co-enzyme A comes together with Glycine with the help of the enzyme Aminolevulinate synthase to form delta-Aminolevulinate. The 8 enzymes involved are shown in red, in between the molecules they help convert.

Current & Novel Treatment for Porphyria

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