IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: rubredoxin—NAD+ reductase

Reaction: 2 reduced rubredoxin + NAD+ + H+ = 2 oxidized rubredoxin + NADH

Glossary entries:
rubredoxin = iron-containing protein found in sulfur-metabolizing bacteria and archaea, participating in electron transfer

Other name(s): rubredoxin reductase; rubredoxin-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide reductase; dihydronicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-rubredoxin reductase; reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-rubredoxin reductase; NADH-rubredoxin reductase; rubredoxin-NAD reductase; NADH: rubredoxin oxidoreductase; DPNH-rubredoxin reductase; NADH-rubredoxin oxidoreductase

Systematic name: rubredoxin:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: Requires FAD. The enzyme from Clostridium acetobutylicum reduces rubredoxin, ferricyanide and dichlorophenolindophenol, but not ferredoxin or flavodoxin. The reaction does not occur when NADPH is substituted for NADH. Contains iron at the redox centre. Formerly EC

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9032-27-3


1. Peterson, J.A., Kusunose, M., Kusunose, E. and Coon, M.J. Enzymatic ω-oxidation. II. Function of rubredoxin as the electron carrier in ω-hydroxylation. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 4334-4340. [PMID: 4294330]

2. Ueda, T., Lode, E.T. and Coon, M.J. Enzymatic ω-oxidation. VI. Isolation of homogeneous reduced diphosphopyridine nucleotide-rubredoxin reductase. J. Biol. Chem. 247 (1972) 2109-2116. [PMID: 4335861]

3. Ueda, T., Lode, E.T. and Coon, M.J. Enzymatic oxidation. VII. Reduced diphosphopyridine nucleotide-rubredoxin reductase: properties and function as an electron carrier in hydroxylation. J. Biol. Chem. 247 (1972) 5010-5016. [PMID: 4403503]

4. Petitdemange, H., Marczak, R., Blusson, H. and Gay, R. Isolation and properties of reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide rubredoxin oxidoreductase of Clostridium acetobutylicum. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 91 (1979) 1258-1265. [PMID: 526302]

[EC created 1972 as EC, transferred 1978 to EC, modified 2001]

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