BackgroundHuman Biliverdin reductase A (BLVRA) is belonged to the Gfo/Idh/MocA family and Biliverdin reductase subfamily. BLVRA is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the BLVRA gene. BLVRA plays an important role in reducing the gamma-methene bridge of the open tetrapyrrole, biliverdin IX alpha, to bilirubin with the concomitant oxidation of a NADH or NADPH cofactor. BLVRA acts on biliverdin by reducing its double-bond between the pyrrole rings into a single-bond. It accomplishes this using NADPH + H+ as an electron donor, forming bilirubin and NADP+ as products.
FormulationLyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 4mM HCl.
ALTnamesBLVRA,Biliverdin reductase A,BVR A,Biliverdin-IX alpha-reductase,BLVR,BVR, REF: C1004