Molybdenum and tungsten enzymes: a crystallographic and mechanistic overview.

  title={Molybdenum and tungsten enzymes: a crystallographic and mechanistic overview.},
  author={Maria Jo{\~a}o Rom{\~a}o},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
Molybdenum and tungsten enzymes which contain the pyranopterin cofactor are ubiquitous in Nature and perform a wide variety of biological functions. They catalyze a diversity of mostly two-electron oxidation-reduction reactions crucial in the metabolism of nitrogen, sulfur and carbon. These enzymes share common structural features, but reveal different polypeptide folding topologies and different active site coordination geometries, which, in part, dictate their function and specificity. On the… CONTINUE READING


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