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Accepted name: nitrate reductase
Reaction: nitrite + acceptor = nitrate + reduced acceptor
Other name(s): respiratory nitrate reductase; nitrate reductase (acceptor); nitrite:(acceptor) oxidoreductase
Systematic name: nitrite:acceptor oxidoreductase
Comments: The Pseudomonas enzyme is a cytochrome, but the enzyme from Micrococcus halodenitrificans is an iron protein containing molybdenum. Reduced benzyl viologen and other dyes bring about the reduction of nitrate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 37256-45-4
1.  Nason, A. Nitrate reductases. In: Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds), The Enzymes, 2nd edn, vol. 7, Academic Press, New York, 1963, pp. 587–607.
2.  Radcliffe, B.C. and Nicholas, D.J.D. Some properties of a nitrate reductase from Pseudomonas denitrificans. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 205 (1970) 273–287. [PMID: 4316095]
3.  Rosso, J.-P., Forget, P. and Pichinoty, F. Les nitrate-réductases bactériennes solubilisation, purification et propriétés de l’enzyme A de Micrococcus halodenitrificans. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 321 (1973) 443–455. [PMID: 4762405]
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