Metals in Organic Molecules

Bob xyzbbruner at uclink4.berkeley.edu
Sun Jul 13 20:59:31 EST 2003


On 13 Jul 2003 18:51:51 GMT, mydogatemypw at aol.com (Mydogatemypw)
wrote:

>How common are metals found in plant cell molecules as they are in human
>molecules like the example of hemoglobin?

Chlorophyll is very similar to heme, but with a magnesium. 

(And, just for fun, vitamin B12 is also very similar to those, with a
cobalt.)


There are relatively few bio molecules with a metal incorporated into
the basic structure, but binding of metal ions to enzymes is common
and important.


bob




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