Information on EC 1.8.1.21 - dissimilatory dimethyldisulfide reductase

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The enzyme's activity has been demonstrated in the bacterium Thiobacillus thioparus E6. The methanethiol formed is eventually oxidized to sulfate and carbon dioxide, and the latter assimilated for autotrophic growth.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Thiobacillus thioparus
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UNIPROT
LITERATURE
2 methanethiol + NAD+ = dimethyl disulfide + NADH + H+
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