Delta-Aminolevulinate Dehydratase | definition of Delta-Aminolevulinate Dehydratase by Medical dictionary
porphobilinogen synthase (redirected from Delta-Aminolevulinate Dehydratase)
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a liver enzyme catalyzing the formation of porphobilinogen and water from two molecules of δ-aminolevulinate, an important reaction in porphyrin biosynthesis; inhibited by lead in cases of lead poisoning; a deficiency of this enzyme results in elevated levels of δ-aminolevulinate and results in neurologic disturbances.
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polymorphism on lead body burden.