Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Reaction:

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EC Number:

Enzymes and Genes:
formate dehydrogenaseInferred from experiment: fdoG, fdoH, fdoI
formate dehydrogenase NInferred from experiment: fdnG, fdnH, fdnI

In Pathway: nitrate reduction III (dissimilatory), formate to dimethyl sulfoxide electron transfer, formate to trimethylamine N-oxide electron transfer, formate to nitrite electron transfer

Note that this reaction equation differs from the official Enzyme Commission reaction equations for this EC number.

Transport reaction diagram

Reaction Locations: inner membrane (sensu Gram-negative Bacteria)

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.

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Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: formate dehydrogenase-N

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: Fdh-N, FdnGHI, nitrate-inducible formate dehydrogenase, formate dehydrogenase N, FDH-N, nitrate inducible Fdn, nitrate inducible formate dehydrogenase

This is the first step in the metabolism of formate under anaerobic conditions.

Enzyme Commission Summary:
The enzyme contains molybdopterin-guanine dinucleotides, five [4Fe-4S] clusters and two heme b groups. Formate dehydrogenase-N oxidizes formate in the periplasm, transferring electrons via the menaquinone pool in the cytoplasmic membrane to a dissimilatory nitrate reductase (EC, which transfers electrons to nitrate in the cytoplasm. The system generates proton motive force under anaerobic conditions [Jormakka02].

Citations: [Enoch75, Jormakka02a]

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Relationship Links: BRENDA:EC:, ENZYME:EC:, IUBMB-ExplorEnz:EC:


Enoch75: Enoch HG, Lester RL (1975). "The purification and properties of formate dehydrogenase and nitrate reductase from Escherichia coli." J Biol Chem 1975;250(17);6693-705. PMID: 1099093

Jormakka02: Jormakka M, Tornroth S, Abramson J, Byrne B, Iwata S (2002). "Purification and crystallization of the respiratory complex formate dehydrogenase-N from Escherichia coli." Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 58(Pt 1);160-2. PMID: 11752799

Jormakka02a: Jormakka M, Tornroth S, Byrne B, Iwata S (2002). "Molecular basis of proton motive force generation: structure of formate dehydrogenase-N." Science 295(5561);1863-8. PMID: 11884747

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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