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Accepted name: hydroxylamine reductase
Reaction: NH3 + H2O + acceptor = hydroxylamine + reduced acceptor
Other name(s): hydroxylamine (acceptor) reductase; ammonia:(acceptor) oxidoreductase
Systematic name: ammonia:acceptor oxidoreductase
Comments: A flavoprotein. Reduced pyocyanine, methylene blue and flavins act as donors for the reduction of hydroxylamine. May be identical to EC, nitrite reductase (NO-forming).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37256-42-1
1.  Taniguchi, H., Mitsui, H., Nakamura, K. and Egami, F. Ann. Acad. Sci. Fenn. Ser. A II 60 (1955) 200.
2.  Walker, G.C. and Nicholas, D.J.D. Hydroxylamine reductase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 49 (1961) 361–368. [PMID: 13782715]
3.  Richter, C.D., Allen, J.W., Higham, C.W., Koppenhofer, A., Zajicek, R.S., Watmough, N.J. and Ferguson, S.J. Cytochrome cd1, reductive activation and kinetic analysis of a multifunctional respiratory enzyme. J. Biol. Chem. 277 (2002) 3093–3100. [PMID: 11709555]
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