The Mg branch of chlorophyll synthesis: biosynthesis of chlorophyll a from protoporphyrin IX

Robert D. Willows*

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    Abstract

    Chlorophyll biosynthesis and specific enzymes with the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway have been reviewed extensively over the last 20 years. This chapter is intended to both summarize and update on previous reviews but it will primarily concentrate on the reaction mechanisms, enzymology and structure function relationships of the enzymes involved in synthesizing chlorophyll a from protoporphyrin IX.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMetabolism, structure and function of plant tetrapyrroles
    Subtitle of host publicationintroduction, microbial and eukaryotic chlorophyll synthesis and catabolism
    EditorsBernhard Grimm
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
    Chapter5
    Pages141-182
    Number of pages42
    ISBN (Electronic)9780081027530
    ISBN (Print)9780081027523
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Botanical Research
    Volume90
    ISSN (Print)0065-2296

    Keywords

    • magnesium chelatase
    • protochlorophyllide reductase
    • chlorophyllide
    • oxidative cyclase
    • chlorophyll synthase
    • protoporphyrin IX
    • magnesium protoporphyrin IX
    • divinyl reductase

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