If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Locations of Mapped Genes:
|Superclasses:||Generation of Precursor Metabolites and Energy → Electron Transfer|
|Generation of Precursor Metabolites and Energy → Respiration → Anaerobic Respiration|
In the respiratory chain formed by formate dehydrogenase and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) reductase the transfer of electrons from formate to DMSO is coupled to the generation of a proton-motive force across the cytoplasmic membrane.
Two electrons are transferred from the formate oxidation site to the DMSO reduction site by a menaquinone pool. Neither formate dehydrogenase nor DMSO reductase catalyse vectorial proton translocation however, the reduction of DMSO and many other amine-N-oxides and methyl-sulfoxides, including trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), contributes two protons to the proton-motive force.
Two of E. coli's formate dehydrogenases, N and O, catalyse the oxidation of formate. Expression of formate dehydrogenase N (Fdh-N) is induced by anaerobiosis and the presence of nitrate [Wang03d, Berg90] whereas aerobic conditions, and to a lesser extent nitrate under anaerobic conditions, induce expression of formate dehydrogenase O (Fdh-O) [Abaibou95].
DMSO reductase is functionally similar to the TMAO reductases but genetically distinct [Bilous88a]. This enzyme functions under anaerobic conditions and in the absence of nitrate (a preferred electron acceptor) [Cotter89]. DMSO is the preferred substrate for this enzyme [Weiner88].
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Bilous88: Bilous PT, Cole ST, Anderson WF, Weiner JH (1988). "Nucleotide sequence of the dmsABC operon encoding the anaerobic dimethylsulphoxide reductase of Escherichia coli." Mol Microbiol 2(6);785-95. PMID: 3062312
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