Control of electron transfer in nitrogenase.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

The bacterial enzyme nitrogenase achieves the reduction of dinitrogen (N2 ) to ammonia (NH3 ) utilizing electrons, protons, and energy from the hydrolysis of ATP. Building on earlier foundational knowledge, recent studies provide molecular-level details on how the energy of ATP hydrolysis is utilized, the sequencing of multiple electron transfer events, and the nature of energy transduction across this large protein complex. Here, we review the state of knowledge about energy transduction in nitrogenase.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seefeldt, LC; Peters, JW; Beratan, DN; Bothner, B; Minteer, SD; Raugei, S; Hoffman, BM

Published Date

  • December 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 /

Start / End Page

  • 54 - 59

PubMed ID

  • 30205289

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6324847

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0402

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1367-5931

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cbpa.2018.08.011


  • eng