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Uptake hydrogenase

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uptake hydrogenase

(Science: enzyme) isolated from heterocysts of aerobically grown anabena filaments; also from rhodobacter capsulatus; belongs to the class of nife hydrogenases; allows the cell to grow autographically with h(2) as the electron source; isolated as a heterodimer comprising a small and large subunit; has been sequenced

Registry number: EC 1.12.-

Synonym: h2-oxidizing(uptake) hydrogenase, hydrogenase II, h2-uptake hydrogenase