Family

Magnesium-protoporphyrin IX methyltransferase (IPR010251)

Short name: Mg_prot_MeTrfase

Family relationships

None.

Description

This entry represents magnesium-protoporphyrin IX methyltransferase (EC:2.1.1.11). This converts magnesium-protoporphyrin IX to magnesium-protoporphyrin IX metylester using S-adenosyl-L-methionine as a cofactor [PMID: 8071204], which represents the second committed step in the biosynthesis of chlorophyll and bacteriochlorophyll from protoporphyrin IX [PMID: 8071204, PMID: 7925960, PMID: 12489983].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0015995 chlorophyll biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0046406 magnesium protoporphyrin IX methyltransferase activity

Cellular Component

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