ferredoxins


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ferredoxins

[‚fer·ə′däk·sənz]
(biochemistry)
Iron-containing proteins that transfer electrons, usually at a low potential, to flavoproteins; the iron is not present as a heme.
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a) 2FE-2S_FER_1 Motif, or ferredoxins, iron-sulfur binding region signature.
His accomplishments there include, in addition to the studies on hydrogenase, elucidation of structure and function of bacterial electron carrier proteins such as cytochrome [c.sub.3], cytochrome c-553, ferredoxins and rubredoxin, discovery of multiheme high-molecular- weight cytochrome c, practice of an enzymatic electric cell for the activity assay, discovery of 1-methoxyPMS as a versatile photostable electron mediator, etc.
Amino acid sequences of ferredoxins from Atropa belladonna and Hyoscyamus niger: Their similarities to those in other tropane-alkaloid-containing plants.
Evidence for lateral transfer of genes encoding ferredoxins, nitroreductases, NADN oxidase, and alcohol dehydrogenase 3 from anaerobic prokaryotes to Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba histolytica.
Role for ferredoxins in the origin of life and biological evolution.
The evolution of prokaryotic ferredoxins - with a general method for correcting for unobserved substitutions with less branched lineages.
The lecture proceeds with a discussion of the various structures of the iron and copper proteins involved (cytochromes, ferredoxins and plastocyanins) and shows that we currently know rather less about the manganese site implicated in the water-splitting step.
Evidence for lateral transfer of genes encoding ferredoxins, nitroreductases, NADH oxidase and alcohol dehydrogenase 3 from anaerobic prokaryotes to Giardia lamblia and Entainoeba histolytica.