The enzyme, studied from the methanogenic archaeon Methanosarcina acetivorans, participates in the biosynthesis of the nickel-containing tetrapyrrole cofactor coenzyme F430, which is required by EC 18.104.22.168, coenzyme-B sulfoethylthiotransferase.
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