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Information on EC 6.6.1.1 - magnesium chelatase

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     6 Ligases
         6.6 Forming nitrogen—metal bonds
             6.6.1 Forming coordination complexes
                6.6.1.1 magnesium chelatase
IUBMB Comments
This is the first committed step of chlorophyll biosynthesis and is a branchpoint of two major routes in the tetrapyrrole pathway.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria
Synonyms
mg-chelatase, mg chelatase, abar/chlh, xantha-f, magnesium-chelatase, mg-chelatase h, chelatase h subunit, chli protein, h subunit of mg-chelatase, magnesium-protoporphyrin ix chelatase, more
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LITERATURE
ATP + protoporphyrin IX + Mg2+ + H2O = ADP + phosphate + Mg-protoporphyrin IX + 2 H+
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