The anaerobic oxidation of protoporphyrinogen to protoporphyrin was demonstrated in extracts of Desulfovibrio gigas. Protoporphyrin formation occurred in the presence of nitrite, hydroxylamine, sulfite, thiosulfate, ATP plus sulfate, NAD+, NADP+, flavin adenine dinucleotide, flavin mononucleotide, fumarate, 2,6-dichlorophenol-indophenol, methyl viologen, and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide. With dialyzed cell extracts, highest activities were observed with sulfite, NAD+, and NADP+ as electron acceptors. The enzyme for protoporphyrinogen oxidation was localized in the membrane of D. gigas and displayed optimal activity at pH 7.3 and 28 degrees C
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