Elimination of nitrite from the explosive 2,4,6-trinitrophenylmethylnitramine (tetryl) catalyzed by ferredoxin NADP oxidoreductase from spinach.

@article{Shah1996EliminationON,
  title={Elimination of nitrite from the explosive 2,4,6-trinitrophenylmethylnitramine (tetryl) catalyzed by ferredoxin NADP oxidoreductase from spinach.},
  author={Maithili M. Shah and Jim C. Spain},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={1996},
  volume={220 3},
  pages={563-8}
}
Nitroreductase enzymes generally catalyze the reduction of nitroaromatic compounds to the corresponding amines. In contrast, ferredoxin NADP oxidoreductase (FNR), glutathione reductase, xanthine oxidase, and cytochrome c reductase catalyze the NADPH dependent elimination of the nitramine nitro group from 2,4,6-trinitrophenylmethylnitramine to form N-methylpicramide (NMP). Nitrite elimination was inhibited under aerobic conditions. Our results suggest that under aerobic conditions, tetryl is… CONTINUE READING

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