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Zinc Protoporphyrin in the Erythrocytes of Patients with Lead Intoxication and Iron Deficiency Anemia

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Science  06 Dec 1974:
Vol. 186, Issue 4167, pp. 936-938
DOI: 10.1126/science.186.4167.936

Abstract

The fluorescent porphyrin in the erythrocytes of patients with lead intoxication or with iron deficiency anemia is zinc protoporphyrin that is bound to globin moieties, probably at heme binding sites.