protoporphyrinogen IX metabolic process

id: GO:0046501
name: protoporphyrinogen IX metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving protoporphyrinogen IX, the specific substrate for the enzyme ferrochelatase, which catalyzes the insertion of iron to form protoheme. It is probably also the substrate for chlorophyll formation.

Child Functions

GO:0006782protoporphyrinogen IX biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006725cellular aromatic compound metabolic process
GO:0006778porphyrin-containing compound metabolic process