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Heme O differs from the closely related heme A by having a methyl group at ring position 8 instead of the formyl group, the isoprenoid chain at position 2 is the same.
Additional recommended knowledge
Heme O, found in the bacterium Escherichia coli, functions in a similar manner to heme A in mammalian oxygen reduction.
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