Reaction: H2 + 2 oxidized ferredoxin = 2 reduced ferredoxin + 2 H+
Other name(s): H2 oxidizing hydrogenase; H2 producing hydrogenase [ambiguous]; bidirectional hydrogenase; hydrogen-lyase [ambiguous]; hydrogenase (ferredoxin); hydrogenase I; hydrogenase II; hydrogenlyase [ambiguous]; uptake hydrogenase [ambiguous]
Systematic name: hydrogen:ferredoxin oxidoreductase
Comments: Contains iron-sulfur clusters. The enzymes from some sources contains nickel. Can use molecular hydrogen for the reduction of a variety of substances. Formerly EC 184.108.40.206, EC 220.127.116.11, EC 18.104.22.168, EC 22.214.171.124 and EC 126.96.36.199.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 9027-05-8
1. Shug, A.L., Wilson, P.W., Green, D.E. and Mahler, H.R. The role of molybdenum and flavin in hydrogenase. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 76 (1954) 3355-3356.
2. Tagawa, K. and Arnon, D.I. Ferredoxin as electron carriers in photosynthesis and in the bioogical production and consumption of hydrogen gas. Nature (Lond.) 195 (1962) 537-543.
3. Valentine, R.C., Mortenson, L.E. and Carnahan, J.E. The hydrogenase system of Clostridium pasteurianum. J. Biol. Chem. 238 (1963) 1141-1144.
4. Zumft, W.G. and Mortenson, L.E. The nitrogen-fixing complex of bacteria. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 416 (1975) 1-52. [PMID: 164247]
5. Adams, M.W.W. The structure and mechanism of iron-hydrogenases. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1020 (1990) 115-145. [PMID: 2173950]
6. Peters, J.W., Lanzilotta, W.N., Lemon, B.J. and Seefeldt, L.C. X-ray crystal structure of the Fe-only hydrogenase (Cpl) from Clostridium pasteurianum to 1.8 Angstrom resolution. Science 282 (1998) 1853-1858. [PMID: 9836629]