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|Reactions Classified By Substrate → Small-Molecule Reactions|
EC Number: 184.108.40.206
In Pathway: nitrate reduction X (periplasmic, dissimilatory)
Note that this reaction equation differs from the official Enzyme Commission reaction equations for this EC number.
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 direction in which it was curated.
Mass balance status: Balanced.
Enzyme Commission Primary Name: nitrate reductase (quinone)
Enzyme Commission Synonyms: nitrate reductase A, nitrate reductase Z, quinol/nitrate oxidoreductase, quinol-nitrate oxidoreductase, quinol:nitrate oxidoreductase, NarA, NarZ, NarGHI, dissimilatory nitrate reductase
Enzyme Commission Summary:
A membrane-bound enzyme which supports anaerobic respiration on nitrate under anaerobic conditions and in the presence of nitrate. Contains the bicyclic form of the molybdo-bis(molybdopterin guanine dinucleotide) cofactor, iron-sulfur clusters and heme b. Escherichia coli expresses two forms - NarA and NarZ, both being comprised of three subunits.
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