Accepted name: protochlorophyllide reductase
Reaction: chlorophyllide a + NADP+ = protochlorophyllide + NADPH + H+
Other name(s): NADPH2-protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase; NADPH-protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase; NADPH-protochlorophyllide reductase; protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (ambiguous); protochlorophyllide photooxidoreductase; light-dependent protochlorophyllide reductase
Systematic name: chlorophyllide-a:NADP+ 7,8-oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme catalyses a light-dependent trans-reduction of the D-ring of protochlorophyllide; the product has the (7S,8S)-configuration.
1.  Apel, K., Santel, H.-J., Redlinger, T.E. and Falk, H. The protochlorophyllide holochrome of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Isolation and characterization of the NADPH:protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase. Eur. J. Biochem. 111 (1980) 251–258. [PMID: 7439188]
2.  Griffiths, W.T. Reconstitution of chlorophyllide formation by isolated etioplast membranes. Biochem. J. 174 (1978) 681–692. [PMID: 31865]
[EC created 1984]