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Information on EC 1.7.2.4 - nitrous-oxide reductase

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The reaction is observed only in the direction of nitrous oxide reduction. Contains the mixed-valent dinuclear CuA species at the electron entry site of the enzyme, and the tetranuclear Cu-Z centre in the active site. In Paracoccus pantotrophus, the electron donor is cytochrome c552.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
nitrous oxide reductase, n2o reductase, n(2)or, hdn2or, z-type n2or, more
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LITERATURE
nitrogen + H2O + 2 ferricytochrome c = nitrous oxide + 2 ferrocytochrome c + 2 H+
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