Description The protein encoded by this gene is the sixth enzyme of the heme biosynthetic pathway. The encoded enzyme is soluble and found in the intermembrane space of mitochondria. This enzyme catalyzes the stepwise oxidative decarboxylation of coproporphyrinogen III to protoporphyrinogen IX, a precursor of heme. Defects in this gene are a cause of hereditary coproporphyria (HCP).[provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]   Source
Gene Symbol CPOX Gene
Protein Name oxygen-dependent coproporphyrinogen-III oxidase, mitochondrial Uniprot
Synonyms CPO; CPX and 8 more synonyms used to describe this biomarker that Amplion uses in its algorithms.

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