Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Succinate Dehydrogenase

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_6880
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Definition

An iron-containing flavoprotein enzyme that catalyzes reversibly the dehydrogenation of succinic acid to fumaric acid in the presence of a hydrogen acceptor and that is widely distributed especially in animal tissues, bacteria, and yeast – called also succinic dehydrogenase.

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