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Information on EC 1.7.2.4 - nitrous-oxide reductase

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IUBMB Comments

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.

The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Archaea

Synonyms
nitrous oxide reductase, n2o reductase, n(2)or, nitrous-oxide reductase, cnosz, hdn2or, psn2or, z-type n2or, more

REACTION
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UNIPROT
LITERATURE
nitrogen + H2O + 2 ferricytochrome c = nitrous oxide + 2 ferrocytochrome c + 2 H+
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