Family

Bacteriochlorophyll A protein (IPR003426)

Short name: BChl_A

Family relationships

None.

Description

Bacteriochlorophyll A (or FMO) protein is involved in the energy transfer system of photosynthetic bacteria, such as Green Sulphur Bacteria. Bacteriochlorophyll A acts as a light-harvesting complex that directs light energy from the chlorosomes attached to the cell membrane to the reaction centre [PMID: 16245093]. The protein forms a homotrimer, with each monomer unit containing seven molecules of bacteriochlorophyll A.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0015979 photosynthesis

Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
Pfam
SUPERFAMILY
GENE3D