"Protoporphyrins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Porphyrins with four methyl, two vinyl, and two propionic acid side chains attached to the pyrrole rings. Protoporphyrin IX occurs in hemoglobin, myoglobin, and most of the cytochromes.
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