The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: chlorophyllide a reductase
Reaction: 3-deacetyl-3-vinylbacteriochlorophyllide a + A + ADP + phosphate = chlorophyllide a + AH2 + ATP + H2O
For diagram of chlorophyll catabolism, click here
Other name(s): BchX; BchY; BchZ
Systematic name: ATP-dependent acceptor:chlorophyllide-a 7,8-oxidoreductase
Comments: Binds a [4Fe-4S] cluster. Found in the purple non-sulfur bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus. The enzyme catalyses trans-reduction of the B-ring of chlorophyllide a; the product has the (7R,8R)-configuration.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Nomata, J., Mizoguchi, T., Tamiaki, H. and Fujita, Y. A second nitrogenase-like enzyme for bacteriochlorophyll biosynthesis: reconstitution of chlorophyllide a reductase with purified X-protein (BchX) and YZ-protein (BchY-BchZ) from Rhodobacter capsulatus. J. Biol. Chem. 281 (2006) 15021–15028. [PMID: 16571720]
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