Biosynthesis of chlorophylls from protoporphyrin IX

Robert D. Willows*

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    A review of the biosynthesis of chlorophylls and bacteriochlorophylls from protoporphyrin IX with 235 references. The literature on the enzymes magnesium chelatase, S-adenosyl-L-methionine:magnesium protoporphyrin IX O-methyltransferase, magnesium-protoporphyrin IX monomethyl ester oxidative cyclase, protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase, chlorophyll synthase, bacteriochlorophyll synthase, protochlorophyllide 8-vinyl reductase and chlorophyll a oxidase from 1989 is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)327-341
    Number of pages15
    JournalNatural Product Reports
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003


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