The Iron-Sulfur Proteins

  • Anatoly Bezkorovainy
Part of the Biochemistry of the Elements book series (BOTE, volume 1)


The field of iron-sulfur proteins, the proteins containing iron complexed with sulfhydryl residues and in most cases with inorganic sulfur, can trace its beginnings to the 1950s. In fact, amazement has been expressed at the lateness of recognition of these ubiquitous components of various electron transport systems with microorganisms, plants, and animals (Beinert, 1973). At the time this chapter was written, however, numerous review articles, chapters in books, and books were available on the subject (e.g., Lovenberg, 1973, 1974, 1977; Hall et al., 1975; Orme-Johnson, 1973; Orme-Johnson and Orme-Johnson, 1978; Lippard, 1973, Yasunobu et al., 1976).


Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Iron Atom Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Signal Inorganic Sulfur MoFe Protein 
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  • Anatoly Bezkorovainy
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  1. 1.Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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