Nitric oxide in biological denitrification: Fe/Cu metalloenzyme and metal complex NOx redox chemistry

Ian M. Wasser, Simon De Vries, Pierre Moenne-Loccoz, Imke Schröder, Kenneth D. Karlin

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A current view of bacterial denitrification and the metal sites involved in these enzymatic processes is given, with a particular focus on the catalytic metal centers that interact directly with nitric oxide (NO). The bioenergetics of denitrification is discussed, with a particular emphasis on the parallels and the contrasts between denitrification and aerobic respiration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1201-1234
Number of pages34
JournalChemical Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2002


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