IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ferredoxin—NAD+ reductase

Reaction: (1) 2 reduced [2Fe-2S] ferredoxin + NAD+ + H+ = 2 oxidized [2Fe-2S] ferredoxin + NADH
(2) reduced 2[4Fe-4S] ferredoxin + NAD+ + H+ = oxidized 2[4Fe-4S] ferredoxin + NADH

Glossary: ferredoxin

Other name(s): ferredoxin-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide reductase; ferredoxin reductase; NAD+-ferredoxin reductase; NADH-ferredoxin oxidoreductase; reductase, reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-ferredoxin; ferredoxin-NAD+ reductase; NADH-ferredoxin reductase; NADH2-ferredoxin oxidoreductase; NADH flavodoxin oxidoreductase; NADH-ferredoxinNAP reductase (component of naphthalene dioxygenase multicomponent enzyme system); ferredoxin-linked NAD+ reductase; NADH-ferredoxinTOL reductase (component of toluene dioxygenase); ferredoxin—NAD reductase

Systematic name: ferredoxin:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: Contains FAD. Reaction (1) is written for a [2Fe-2S] ferredoxin, which is characteristic of some mono- and dioxygenase systems. The alternative reaction (2) is written for a 2[4Fe-4S] ferredoxin, which transfers two electrons, and occurs in metabolism of anaerobic bacteria.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 39369-37-4


1. Jungerman, K., Thauer, R.F., Leimenstoll, G. and Decker, K. Function of reduced pyridine nucleotide-ferredoxin oxidoreductases in saccharolytic Clostridia. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 305 (1973) 268-280. [PMID: 4147457]

2. Haigler, B.E. and Gibson, D.T. Purification and properties of NADH-ferredoxinNAP reductase, a component of naphthalene dioxygenase from Pseudomonas sp. strain NCIB 9816. J. Bacteriol. 172 (1990) 457-464. [PMID: 2294092]

3. Ramachandra, M., Seetharam, R., Emptage, M.H. and Sariaslani, F.S. Purification and characterization of a soybean flour-inducible ferredoxin reductase of Streptomyces griseus. J. Bacteriol. 173 (1991) 7106-7112. [PMID: 1938912]

4. Shaw, J.P. and Harayama, S. Purification and characterisation of the NADH:acceptor reductase component of xylene monooxygenase encoded by the TOL plasmid pWW0 of Pseudomonas putida mt-2. Eur. J. Biochem. 209 (1992) 51-61. [PMID: 1327782]

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