ALAD binds to Pb2+

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R-HSA-190141
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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ALAD octamer associates with Pb++, forming a catalytically inactive complex
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Lead binds to ALAD enzyme displacing half the zinc ions essential for its catalytic activity and inactivating it. Lead is a major environmental toxin and this enzyme is one of its principal molecular targets (Jaffe et al. 2001).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
11032836 The molecular mechanism of lead inhibition of human porphobilinogen synthase

Jaffe, EK, Martins, J, Li, J, Kervinen, J, Dunbrack RL, Jr

J Biol Chem 2001
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