Reaction: nicotinate + H2O + NADP+ = 6-hydroxynicotinate + NADPH + H+
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Other name(s): nicotinic acid hydroxylase; nicotinate hydroxylase
Systematic name: nicotinate:NADP+ 6-oxidoreductase (hydroxylating)
Comments: A flavoprotein containing non-heme iron. The enzyme is capable of acting on a variety of nicotinate analogues to varying degrees, including pyrazine-2-carboxylate, pyrazine 2,3-dicarboxylate, trigonelline and 6-methylnicotinate. The enzyme from Clostridium barkeri also possesses a catalytically essential, labile selenium that can be removed by reaction with cyanide.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9059-03-4
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