Kinetics and mechanism of superoxide reduction by two-iron superoxide reductase from Desulfovibrio vulgaris.

Superoxide reductases (SORs) contain a novel square pyramidal ferrous [Fe(NHis)(4)(SCys)] site that rapidly reduces superoxide to hydrogen peroxide. Here we report extensive pulse radiolysis studies on recombinant two-iron SOR (2Fe-SOR) from Desulfovibrio vulgaris. The results support and elaborate on our originally proposed scheme for reaction of the [Fe… CONTINUE READING