IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ferredoxin-nitrate reductase

Reaction: nitrite + H2O + 2 oxidized ferredoxin = nitrate + 2 reduced ferredoxin + 2 H+

Other name(s): assimilatory nitrate reductase; nitrate (ferredoxin) reductase; assimilatory ferredoxin-nitrate reductase

Systematic name: nitrite:ferredoxin oxidoreductase

Comments: A molybdenum-iron-sulfur protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 60382-69-6


1. Mikami, B. and Ida, S. Purification and properties of ferrodoxin-nitrate reductass from the cyanobacterium Plectonema borganum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 791 (1984) 294-304.

[EC created 1986]

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