Protochlorophyllide Reductase III: Synthesis of a Protochlorophyllide‐Dihydroflavin Complex Academic Article uri icon


  • A mild and efficient method of linking a dihydroflavin to the C-17 carboyxlic acid side chain of protochlorophyllide, without degradation of the sensitive E ring or loss of magnesium, is described. The appended dihydroflavin was shown to quench the fluorescence of protochlorophyllide. In contrast, a dihydronicotinamide moiety was unable to effect fluorescence quenching. the relevance of these findings to a possible mechanism of action of the enzyme protochlorophyllide reductase is discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Nayar, P., & Begley, T. P.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • January 1996