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Eur J Biochem. 1992 Nov 1;209(3):793-802.

Bacterial nitrite-reducing enzymes.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Auckland, New Zealand.


The enzymic reduction of nitrite takes place in a wide range of bacteria and is found to occur in denitrifying, assimilatory and dissimilatory pathways. In this review we describe the major molecular characteristics of the various enzymes employed in each of these processes.

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