Hey, what do you know. It’s finals week and our biochemistry professor (who, aside from being one of the greatest professors I’ve ever had, is also known for surviving a Soviet labor camp after being arrested and imprisoned for espionage while traveling) included this heme synthesis pathway in the package of things we should expect to be tested on:
Knowing full well that my mind just won’t process this material, I ran it through Photoshop and did this with it:
I doubt this will help but at least now it’s easier to look at. I suggest giving your work this kind of color treatment if it’s giving you a hard time.
Anyway, for anyone interested in the catalytic enzymes involved in this synthesis, the professor kindly shared with us a list. For your enjoyment, uncolored and all: