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By U. A. Meyer (auth.), Prof. Dr. Manfred Doss (eds.)

On the social gathering of the 450th anniversary of Philipp college, the porphyrin study crew of. the dept of scientific Biochemistry within the school of drugs geared up a global symposium. This used to be held among June 28 and July 1, 1977, below the joint chairman­ send of Professor Samuel Schwartz and the editor. The organizers and chairmen of the symposium desire to thank the Sozialminister of Hessen, Armin Clauss, the President of the German Society for scientific Chemis­ try out, Professor A. Delbrlick, and the Dean of the college of drugs of Philipp collage, Professor F. Neurath, for his or her help and patronage. we're additionally thankful to Professor A. Treibs of the Institute of natural Chemistry, Technical college of Munich. Professor Treibs, a former student, co-worker and now successor to the Nobel laureate Hans Fischer, kindly authorized the honorary presidency of this foreign symposium. the outlet rite was once inaugurated by means of the chairmen, with welcoming speeches through the President of Philipps college, Mr. Rudolf Zingel and consumers of the college. The editor defined the ten years of improvement of scientific biochemistry at Philipp college and traced intimately the continuous improvement of its leader examine attempt in porphyria. It was once mentioned that following the 1st overseas symposium at the legislation of porphyrin and heme biosynthesis in 1973 at Marburg (Doss, M. (ed. ): rules of Porphyrin and Heme Biosyn­ thesis.

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43, 144-147 (1974) 13. : Ionophore mediated iron transfer across membranes. In: Proteins of Iron Storage and Transport in Biochemistry and Medicine. R •. ). Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Co. 1975, pp. Sassa and A. Kappas* A. Introduction The biosynthesis of heme is regulated by the activity of the first enzyme of its biosynthetic pathway, o-aminolevulinic acid synthase (ALA-S) (4). This enzyme is present in the mitochondria and is inducible in the liver by a variety of compounds of hydrophobic nature.

If in such cases fecal porphyrin excretion is increased, one obtains the first complete overlapping between AlP and PV (Table 3, footnote a). A second complete overlapping is given by normal uro-S activity and normal fecal porphyrin excretion in both cases (Table 3, footnote b). These constellations of results are limited in time. During the course (progression and remission) of the disease - with exception of uro-S activity - these parameters may vary considerably in the same patient. The following are some representative cases: 33 Table 4.

Metabolism of o-aminolevulinic acid and porphobilinogen in human erythrocytes in acute intermittent porphyria. In: Regulation of Porphyrins and Heme Biosynthesis. Doss, M. ). Basel: Karger 1974, pp. 343-353 2. : Urinary porphyrin excretion pattern and isomer distribution of I and III in human porphyrin disorders. In: Porphyrins in Human Diseases. Doss, M. ). Basel: Karger 1976, pp. 189-204. 3. : Studies on the metabolism of o-aminolevulinic acid and porphobilinogen in liver biopsies from patients with acute intermittent porphyria.

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