Nitrogenase (flavodoxin)

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Nitrogenase (flavodoxin)
Identifiers
EC number 1.19.6.1
CAS number 2598062
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum

Nitrogenase (flavodoxin) (EC 1.19.6.1) is an enzyme with system name reduced flavodoxin:dinitrogen oxidoreductase (ATP-hydrolysing).[1] This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction

6 reduced flavodoxin + 6 H+ + N2 + n ATP \rightleftharpoons 6 oxidized flavodoxin + 2 NH3 + n ADP + n phosphate

The enzyme is a complex of two proteins containing iron-sulfur centres and molybdenum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zumft, W.G. and Mortenson, L.E. (1975). "The nitrogen-fixing complex of bacteria". Biochim. Biophys. Acta 416: 1–52. doi:10.1016/0304-4173(75)90012-9. PMID 164247. 

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