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BioXtra, from Porcine, ≥96.0% (HPLC)

Chloroprotoporphyrin IX iron(III), Chloro(protoporphyrinato)iron(III), Chlorohemin, Ferriprotoporphyrin IX chloride, Hemin(chloride)
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biological source


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product line



≥96.0% (HPLC)


powder or crystals


tissue culture: suitable
transfection: suitable

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Hemin is used for the following applications:
  • To study bacterial strains and growth conditions
  • Used in short-term colony assays (the culture medium consists of hemin along with other components)
  • Cell transfections
It may be used in β-hematin formation assay for analyzing the inhibitory activity of MMV (Medicines for Malaria Venture) Malaria Box compounds against the formation of β-hematin.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Hemin, the oxidized version of heme, is an iron-containing prosthetic group for a diverse group of proteins. Free heme, which can be released from hemoglobin following hemolysis, is pro-inflammatory and contributes to iron-derived reactive oxygen species. Free hemin levels may be upregulated in various pathological conditions and can contribute to various inflammatory conditions including vascular disorders, renal failure, and immune-mediated disorders.

Hemin may be used to study the expression and represson of heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) as well as the activity of HO-1. Hematin is the "X factor" required to grown Haemophilus influenzae.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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  3. What is the solubility of Product 51280, Hemin?

    Hemin can be dissolved in DMSO at 1 mM. This product should be soluble in 1.4 M ammonium hydroxide (50 mg/ml) with 5 minutes of heating at 95 °C, yielding a dark brown solution.  A stock solution of 0.25% hemin in 50% triethanolamine can be made.

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Guanine-rich RNAs and DNAs from chromosomal telomeres and elsewhere that fold into guanine quadruplexes (G-quadruplexes), are found to complex tightly with porphyrins such as N-methylmesoporphyrin IX (NMM) and hemin [Fe(III) heme]. By themselves, these DNAs and RNAs are found to
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