IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 15,16-dihydrobiliverdin:ferredoxin oxidoreductase

Reaction: 15,16-dihydrobiliverdin + oxidized ferredoxin = biliverdin IXα + reduced ferredoxin

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Other name(s): PebA

Systematic name: 15,16-dihydrobiliverdin:ferredoxin oxidoreductase

Comments: 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.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 347401-20-1


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 (2001) 965-978. [PMID: 11283349]

[EC created 2002]

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