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What's the chemical reaction catalysed by nitrate reductase?

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What's the chemical reaction catalysed by nitrate reductase?

Postby Awol » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:18 pm

subject says it all really. i have been reading about the difference in energy released as per this chart http://i.imgur.com/ug3uF.png . I assume that in aerobic organisms the chemical reaction would be
(NADH + H + 1/2O2) -> (NAD+ + H2O) but how does this work with nitrite reductase in anaerobic respiration?
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Postby JackBean » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:15 am

And where is the nitrate in your reaction? :roll:

Just pick your favourite http://www.googlesyndicatedsearch.com/u ... b%2Fenzyme

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