This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those oxidizing metal ion with NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is Hg:NADP+ oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include mercuric reductase, mercurate(II) reductase, mercuric ion reductase, mercury reductase, reduced NADP+:mercuric ion oxidoreductase, and mer A.
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