Identification of nitric oxide and nitrous oxide as products of nitrite reduction by Pseudomonas cytochrome oxidase (nitrite reductase)

David C. Wharton, Susan T. Weintraub

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Abstract

Both NO and N2O were identified by GC/MS as gaseous products of nitrite reduction catalyzed by the cytochrome oxidase (nitrite reductase) purified from Pseudomonasaeruginosa. Gas production was inhibited by cyanide. The enzyme also catalyzed the reduction of NO to N2O. No N2 was identified as a consequence of either nitrite or NO reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-242
Number of pages7
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1980

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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