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Sequence of this protein is as follows: MARVLGAPVA LGLWSLCWSL AIATPLPPTS AHGNVAEGET KPDPDVTERC SDGWSFDATT LDDNGTMLFF KGEFVWKSHK WDRELISERW KNFPSPVDAA FRQGHNSVFL IKGDKVWVYP PEKKEKGYPK LLQDEFPGIP SPLDAAVECH RGECQAEGVL FFQGDREWFW DLATGTMKER SWPAVGNCSS ALRWLGRYYC FQGNQFLRFD PVRGEVPPRY PRDVRDYFMP CPGRGHGHRN GTGHGNSICA VAHI
Hemopexin is a serum glycoprotein that binds heme and transports it to the liver for breakdown and iron recovery, after which the free hemopexin returns to the circulation. Structurally, hemopexin consists of two similar halves of approximately two hundred amino acid residues connected by a histidine-rich hinge region. Each half is itself formed by the repetition of a basic unit of some 35 to 45 residues.
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Protein Aliases: Beta-1B-glycoprotein; Hemopexin
Gene Aliases: HPX; Hpxn; HX
Molecular Function: metalloprotease