Hydrogen production and deuterium-proton exchange reactions catalyzed by Desulfovibrio nickel(II)-substituted rubredoxins

Pascal Saint-Martin, Paul A. Lespinat, Guy Fauque, Yves Berlier, Jean LeGall, Isabel Moura, Miguel Teixeira, António V. Xavier, José J. G. Moura

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The nickel tetrahedral sulfur-coordinated core formed upon metal replacement of the native iron in Desulfovibrio sp. rubredoxins is shown to mimic the reactivity pattern of nickel-containing hydrogenases with respect to hydrogen production, deuterium-proton exchange, and inhibition by carbon monoxide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9378-9380
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1988


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