EC - 15,16-dihydrobiliverdin:ferredoxin oxidoreductase

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Accepted name:
15,16-dihydrobiliverdin:ferredoxin oxidoreductase
Other name:
Systematic name:
15,16-dihydrobiliverdin:ferredoxin oxidoreductase



Catalyses the two-electron reduction of biliverdin IXα at the C15 methine bridge. It has been proposed that this enzyme and EC, phycoerythrobilin:ferredoxin oxidoreductase, function as a dual enzyme complex in the conversion of biliverdin IXα into phycoerythrobilin.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050617
CAS Registry Number: 347401-20-1
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (19) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Frankenberg, N., Mukougawa, K., Kohchi, T. and Lagarias, J.C.
    Functional genomic analysis of the HY2 family of ferredoxin-dependent bilin reductases from oxygenic photosynthetic organisms.
    Plant Cell 13 : 965-978 (2001). [PMID: 11283349]

[EC created 2002]