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Nitrogenase (flavodoxin) (EC 126.96.36.199) is an enzyme with systematic name reduced flavodoxin:dinitrogen oxidoreductase (ATP-hydrolysing). This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction
- 6 reduced flavodoxin + 6 H+ + N2 + n ATP 6 oxidized flavodoxin + 2 NH3 + n ADP + n phosphate
The enzyme is a complex of two proteins containing iron-sulfur centres and molybdenum.