IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: nitrate reductase (cytochrome)

Reaction: 2 ferrocytochrome + 2 H+ + nitrate = 2 ferricytochrome + nitrite

Other name(s): respiratory nitrate reductase; benzyl viologen-nitrate reductase

Systematic name: ferrocytochrome:nitrate oxidoreductase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 9029-42-9


1. Sadana, J.C. and McElroy, W.D.Nitrate reductase from Achromobacter fischeri. Purification and properties: function of flavins and cytochrome. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 67 (1957) 16-34. [PMID: 13412117]

[EC created 1961]

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