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.
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