The high-potential flavin and heme of nitric oxide synthase are not magnetically linked: implications for electron transfer.

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BACKGROUND The homodimeric nitric oxide synthase (NOS) catalyzes conversion of L-arginine to L-citrulline and nitric oxide. Each subunit contains two flavins and one protoporphyrin IX heme. A key component of the reaction is the transfer of electrons from the flavins to the heme. The NOS gene encodes two domains linked by a short helix containing a… (More)

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@article{Perry1998TheHF, title={The high-potential flavin and heme of nitric oxide synthase are not magnetically linked: implications for electron transfer.}, author={Jonathan M G Perry and Nam Ju Moon and Yujie Zhao and William R. Dunham and Marisa Marletta}, journal={Chemistry & biology}, year={1998}, volume={5 7}, pages={355-64} }