The Escherichia coli cysG gene encodes the multifunctional protein, siroheme synthase

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Previously, the E. coli cysG gene product had been shown to sequentially methylate uro'gen III to produce precorrin-2, hence it was given the trivial name uro'gen III methylase. We now report that in addition to methylase activity, the CysG protein catalyses both the NAD+ dependent oxidation of precorrin-2 to sirohydrochlorin, but also the insertion of iron into this oxidized intermediate, thereby producing siroheme. Thus CysG is a multifunctional protein solely responsible for siroheme synthesis from uro'gen III in E. coli, and accordingly is renamed siroheme synthase. © 1993.

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Spencer, J. B., Stolowich, N. J., Roessner, C. A., & Scott, A. I. (1993). The Escherichia coli cysG gene encodes the multifunctional protein, siroheme synthase. FEBS Letters, 335(1), 57–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/0014-5793(93)80438-Z

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