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The molecular basis of biological dinitrogen fixation

  • Walter G. Zumft
Conference paper
Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (STRUCTURE, volume 29)

Keywords

Glutamine Synthetase MoFe Protein Dinitrogen Fixation Bacterial Ferredoxin Dinitrogen Reduction 
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Abbreviations

ATP

Adenosine 5′-triphosphate

ADP

Adenosine 5′-diphosphate

CTP

Cytidine 5′-triphosphate

GTP

Guanosine 5′-triphosphate

UTP

Uridine 5′-triphosphate

NAD(H)

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide or its reduced form

NADP(H)

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate or its reduced form

CCCP

m-Cl-carbonyl cyanide phenylhydrazone

EPR

Electron paramagnetic resonance

NMR

Nuclear magnetic resonance

FMN

Flavin mononucleotide

Ph

Phenyl

Cp

Cyclopentadienyl

Et

Ethyl

Km

Michaelis constant

Ki

Inhibition constant

Kd

Dissociation constant

his

Hisitidine operon

his D

Histidinol dehydrogenase

gnd

gluconate-6-phosphate dehydrogenase

nif

Operon(s) for dinitrogen fixation

rfb

Gene cluster for cell-wall lipopolysaccharide synthesis (related to phage resistance)

shu

Shikimate utilization

Fe protein

Iron protein (the low-molecular-weight component of nitrogenase)

MoFe protein

Molybdenum-iron protein (the high-molecular-weight component of nitrogenase)

Em 7.5

Mid-point potential at pH 7,5

Mg · ATP

Simplified notation for the two-fold negatively charged magnesium-ATP complex at physiologicla pH

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