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EC 1.16.1.1     
Accepted name: mercury(II) reductase
Reaction: Hg + NADP+ + H+ = Hg2+ + NADPH
Other name(s): mercuric reductase; mercurate(II) reductase; mercuric ion reductase; mercury reductase; reduced NADP:mercuric ion oxidoreductase; mer A
Systematic name: Hg:NADP+ oxidoreductase
Comments: A dithiol enzyme.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 67880-93-7
References:
1.  Fox, B.S. and Walsh, C.T. Mercuric reductase. Purification and characterization of a transposon-encoded flavoprotein containing an oxidation-reduction-active disulfide. J. Biol. Chem. 257 (1982) 2498–2503. [PMID: 6277900]
2.  Fox, B.S. and Walsh, C.T. Mercuric reductase - homology to glutathione-reductase and lipoamide dehydrogenase - iodoacetamide alkylation and sequence of the active-site peptide. Biochemistry 22 (1983) 4082–4088. [PMID: 6412751]
[EC 1.16.1.1 created 1984]
 
 


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