Reaction: arsenite + acceptor = arsenate + reduced acceptor
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Other name(s): arsenate:(acceptor) oxidoreductase
Systematic name: arsenate:acceptor oxidoreductase
Comments: Benzyl viologen can act as an acceptor. Unlike EC 126.96.36.199, arsenate reductase (glutaredoxin), reduced glutaredoxin cannot serve as a reductant.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, CAS registry number: 146907-46-2 (same as E 188.8.131.52)
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