Bacterial nitrate reductases: Molecular and biological aspects of nitrate reduction.

@article{Gonzalez2006BacterialNR,
  title={Bacterial nitrate reductases: Molecular and biological aspects of nitrate reduction.},
  author={P. J. Gonzalez and Cristina Correia and Isabel Moura and C. D. Brondino and Jos{\'e} J. G. Moura},
  journal={Journal of inorganic biochemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={100 5-6},
  pages={1015-23}
}
Nitrogen is a vital component in living organisms as it participates in the making of essential biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, etc. In the biosphere, nitrogen cycles between the oxidation states +V and -III producing many species that constitute the biogeochemical cycle of nitrogen. All reductive branches of this cycle involve the conversion of nitrate to nitrite, which is catalyzed by the enzyme nitrate reductase. The characterization of nitrate reductases from prokaryotic… CONTINUE READING