Insights into the respiratory electron transfer pathway from the structure of nitrate reductase A

@article{Bertero2003InsightsIT,
  title={Insights into the respiratory electron transfer pathway from the structure of nitrate reductase A},
  author={Michela G Bertero and Richard A. Rothery and Monica Palak and Cynthia Hou and Daniel Lim and Francis Blasco and Joel H. Weiner and Natalie C. J. Strynadka},
  journal={Nature Structural Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={681-687}
}
The facultative anaerobe Escherichia coli is able to assemble specific respiratory chains by synthesis of appropriate dehydrogenases and reductases in response to the availability of specific substrates. Under anaerobic conditions in the presence of nitrate, E. coli synthesizes the cytoplasmic membrane-bound quinol-nitrate oxidoreductase (nitrate reductase A; NarGHI), which reduces nitrate to nitrite and forms part of a redox loop generating a proton-motive force. We present here the crystal… 
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