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Accepted name: hydrogensulfite reductase
Reaction: S(SO3-)2 + acceptor + 2 H2O + OH- = 3 HSO3- + reduced acceptor
Glossary: HSO3- = bisulfite
S(SO3-)2 = trithionate
Other name(s): bisulfite reductase; dissimilatory sulfite reductase; desulfoviridin; desulforubidin; desulfofuscidin; dissimilatory-type sulfite reductase; trithionate:(acceptor) oxidoreductase
Systematic name: trithionate:acceptor oxidoreductase
Comments: Methylviologen can act as acceptor. A group of sirohemoproteins containing iron-sulfur centres (P-582).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 9059-42-1
1.  Hatchikian, E.C. and Zeikus, J.G. Characterization of a new type of dissimilatory sulfite reductase present in Thermodesulfobacterium commune. J. Bacteriol. 153 (1983) 1211–1220. [PMID: 6826522]
2.  Lee, J.P., Yi, C.-S., LeGall, J. and Peck, H.D., Jr. Isolation of a new pigment, desulforubidin, from Desulfovibrio desulfuricans (Norway strain) and its role in sulfite reduction. J. Bacteriol. 115 (1973) 453–455. [PMID: 4717523]
3.  Trudinger, P.A. Carbon monoxide-reacting pigment from Desulfotomaculum nigrificans and its possible relevance to sulfite reduction. J. Bacteriol. 104 (1970) 158–170. [PMID: 5473884]
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