Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 89–99

Structure-function relations for ferredoxin reductase

  • P. Andrew Karplus
  • Christopher M. Bruns

DOI: 10.1007/BF00763221

Cite this article as:
Karplus, P.A. & Bruns, C.M. J Bioenerg Biomembr (1994) 26: 89. doi:10.1007/BF00763221


Ferredoxin:NADP+ reductase is representative of a large family of flavoenzymes which catalyze the interchange of reducing equivalents between one-electron carriers and the two-electron-carrying nicotinamide dinucleotides. The structure of the enzyme from spinach is known at 1.7 Å resolution and this structure, together with results of chemical modification and site-directed mutagenesis studies, gives insights into features of the structure that are important for function.

Key words

Ferredoxin reductaseferredoxinprotein structurestructure-function relationssite-directed mutagenesis

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Andrew Karplus
    • 1
  • Christopher M. Bruns
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell BiologyCornell UniversityIthaca