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Accepted name: NADH-dependent peroxiredoxin
Reaction: NADH + ROOH + H+ = NAD+ + H2O + ROH
For diagram of reaction, click here and for mechanism, click here
Other name(s): ahpC (gene name); ahpF (gene name); alkyl hydroperoxide reductase
Systematic name: NADH:hydroperoxide oxidoreductase
Comments: Peroxiredoxins (Prxs) are a ubiquitous family of antioxidant proteins. They can be divided into three classes: typical 2-Cys, atypical 2-Cys and 1-Cys peroxiredoxins [1]. The peroxidase reaction comprises two steps centred around a redox-active cysteine called the peroxidatic cysteine. All three peroxiredoxin classes have the first step in common, in which the peroxidatic cysteine attacks the peroxide substrate and is oxidized to S-hydroxycysteine (a sulfenic acid) (see mechanism). The second step of the peroxidase reaction, the regeneration of cysteine from S-hydroxycysteine, distinguishes the three peroxiredoxin classes. For typical 2-Cys Prxs, in the second step, the peroxidatic S-hydroxycysteine from one subunit is attacked by the ‘resolving’ cysteine located in the C-terminus of the second subunit, to form an intersubunit disulfide bond, which is then reduced by one of several cell-specific thiol-containing reductants completing the catalytic cycle. In the atypical 2-Cys Prxs, both the peroxidatic cysteine and its resolving cysteine are in the same polypeptide, so their reaction forms an intrachain disulfide bond. The 1-Cys Prxs conserve only the peroxidatic cysteine, so its regeneration involves direct interaction with a reductant molecule. This bacterial peroxiredoxin differs from most other forms by comprising two types of subunits. One subunit (AhpC) is a typical 2-Cys peroxiredoxin. Following the reduction of the substrate, one AhpC subunit forms a disulfide bond with an identical unit. The disulfide bond is reduced by the second type of subunit (AhpF). This second subunit is a flavin-containing protein that uses electrons from NADH to reduce the cysteine residues on the AhpC subunits back to their active state.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 207137-51-7
1.  Wood, Z.A., Schröder, E., Harris, J.R. and Poole, L.B. Structure, mechanism and regulation of peroxiredoxins. Trends Biochem. Sci. 28 (2003) 32–40. [DOI] [PMID: 12517450]
2.  Dip, P.V., Kamariah, N., Subramanian Manimekalai, M.S., Nartey, W., Balakrishna, A.M., Eisenhaber, F., Eisenhaber, B. and Gruber, G. Structure, mechanism and ensemble formation of the alkylhydroperoxide reductase subunits AhpC and AhpF from Escherichia coli. Acta Crystallogr. D Biol. Crystallogr. 70 (2014) 2848–2862. [PMID: 25372677]
3.  Nartey, W., Basak, S., Kamariah, N., Manimekalai, M.S., Robson, S., Wagner, G., Eisenhaber, B., Eisenhaber, F. and Gruber, G. NMR studies reveal a novel grab and release mechanism for efficient catalysis of the bacterial 2-Cys peroxiredoxin machinery. FEBS J. 282 (2015) 4620–4638. [PMID: 26402142]
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