IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ferredoxin—NAD+ oxidoreductase (Na+-transporting)

Reaction: 2 reduced ferredoxin [iron-sulfur] cluster + NAD+ + H+ + Na+[side 1] = 2 oxidized ferredoxin [iron-sulfur] cluster + NADH + Na+[side 2]

Other name(s): Rnf complex (ambiguous); Na+-translocating ferredoxin:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Systematic name: ferredoxin:NAD+ oxidoreductase (Na+-transporting)

Comments: This iron-sulfur and flavin-containing electron transport complex, isolated from the bacterium Acetobacterium woodii, couples the energy from reduction of NAD+ by ferredoxin to pumping sodium ions out of the cell, generating a gradient across the cytoplasmic membrane.

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1. Biegel, E., Schmidt, S. and Muller, V. Genetic, immunological and biochemical evidence for a Rnf complex in the acetogen Acetobacterium woodii. Environ Microbiol 11 (2009) 1438-1443. [PMID: 19222539]

2. Biegel, E. and Muller, V. Bacterial Na+-translocating ferredoxin:NAD+ oxidoreductase. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107 (2010) 18138-18142. [PMID: 20921383]

3. Hess, V., Schuchmann, K. and Muller, V. The ferredoxin:NAD+ oxidoreductase (Rnf) from the acetogen Acetobacterium woodii requires Na+ and is reversibly coupled to the membrane potential. J. Biol. Chem. 288 (2013) 31496-31502. [PMID: 24045950]

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