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FEBS Lett. 1997 Jun 16;409(3):421-5.

Redox chemistry of cobalamin and iron-sulfur cofactors in the tetrachloroethene reductase of Dehalobacter restrictus.

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Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG), Limnological Research Center, Kastanienbaum.


Respiration of Dehalobacter restrictus is based on reductive dechlorination of tetrachloroethene. The terminal component of the respiratory chain is the membrane-bound tetrachloroethene reductase. The metal prosthetic groups of the purified enzyme have been studied by optical and EPR spectroscopy. The 60-kDa monomer contains one cobalamin with Em(Co[1+/2+]) = -350 mV and Em(Co[2+/3+]) > 150 mV and two electron-transferring [4Fe-4S](2+;1+) clusters with rather low redox potentials of Em approximately -480 mV. The cob(II)alamin is present in the base-off configuration. A completely reduced enzyme sample reacted very rapidly with tetrachloroethene yielding base-off cob(II)alamin rather than trichlorovinyl-cob(III)alamin.

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