IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ferredoxin-nitrite reductase

Reaction: NH3 + 2 H2O + 6 oxidized ferredoxin = nitrite + 6 reduced ferredoxin + 7 H+

Systematic name: ammonia:ferredoxin oxidoreductase

Comments: An iron protein. Contains siroheme and [4Fe-4S] clusters.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37256-44-3


1. Joy, K.W. and Hageman, R.H. The purification and properties of nitrite reductase from higher plants, and its dependence on ferredoxin. Biochem. J. 100 (1966) 263-273. [PMID: 4381617]

2. Ramirez, J.M., Del Campo, F.F., Paneque, A. and Losada, M. Ferredoxin-nitrite reductase from spinach. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 118 (1966) 58-71. [PMID: 5954064]

3. Zumft, W.G., Paneque, A., Aparicio, P.J. and Losada, M. Mechanism of nitrate reduction in Chlorella. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 36 (1969) 980-986. [PMID: 4390523]

[EC created 1972, modified 1999]

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