ENZYME entry: EC 1.7.6.1

Accepted Name
Nitrite dismutase.
Alternative Name(s)
Nitrophorin 7.
Prolixin S.
Reaction catalysed
3 nitrite + 2 H(+) <=> 2 nitric oxide + nitrate + H(2)O
Cofactor(s)
Heme b.
Comment(s)
  • The enzyme is one of the nitrophorins from the salivary gland of the blood-feeding insect Rhodnius prolixus.
  • Nitric oxide produced induces vasodilation after injection.
  • Nitrophorins 2 and 4 can also catalyze this reaction.
Cross-references
BRENDA1.7.6.1
EC2PDB1.7.6.1
ExplorEnz1.7.6.1
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.7.6.1
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.7.6.1
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.7.6.1
IntEnz1.7.6.1
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 1.7.6.1
MetaCyc1.7.6.1
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
Q94734, NP4_RHOPR;  Q6PQK2, NP7_RHOPR;  

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