Rubredoxin acts as an electron donor for neelaredoxin in Archaeoglobus fulgidus

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Archaeoglobus fulgidus neelaredoxin (Nlr) is an electron donor:superoxide oxidoreductase. The reaction of superoxide with reduced Nlr is almost diffusion-limited, but the overall efficiency for detoxifying superoxide in vivo depends on the rate of reduction of Nlr by electron donors. Here, we report the purification and characterization of the two type I rubredoxins from A. fulgidus (AF0880 and AF1349) and show that they act as efficient electron donors for neelaredoxin, in vitro, with a second-order rate constant of 107 M-1 s-1 at 10°C and pH 7.2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1300-1305
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical And Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2005


  • Neelaredoxin
  • Oxygen metabolism
  • Rubredoxin
  • Superoxide detoxification
  • Superoxide reductase


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