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Structure of the Fe-S Complex in a Bacterial Ferredoxin

Abstract

BACTERIAL ferredoxin was isolated from C. pasteurianum by Mortenson1 and characterized as a nonhaem iron protein. The term ferredoxin was subsequently broadened to cover other iron-sulphur proteins including those involved in the photosynthetic process in chlroplasts. All ferredoxins have similar electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra and very low E0 values in the neighbourhood of −0.4 V.

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