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ENZYME entry: EC 4.2.1.169

Accepted Name
3-vinylbacteriochlorophyllide d 3(1)-hydratase.
Reaction catalysed
A bacteriochlorophyllide d <=> a 3-de(1-hydroxyethyl)-3-vinylbacteriochlorophyllide d + H(2)O
Comment(s)
  • This enzyme, found in green sulfur bacteria (Chlorobiaceae) and green flimentous bacteria (Chloroflexaceae), is involved in the biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophylls c, d and e.
  • It acts it the direction of hydration, and the hydroxyl group that is formed is essential for the ability of the resulting bacteriochlorophylls to self-aggregate in the chlorosomes, unique light-harvesting antenna structures found in these organisms.
Cross-references
BRENDA4.2.1.169
EC2PDB4.2.1.169
ExplorEnz4.2.1.169
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles4.2.1.169
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature4.2.1.169
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature4.2.1.169
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