A unique iron-sulfur cluster is crucial for oxygen tolerance of a [NiFe]-hydrogenase

Freitag, 11. März 2011

Hydrogenases can generate hydrogen gas, but oxygen sensitivity often limits their practical applications. Investigations of an oxygen-tolerant [NiFe] hydrogenase now show that an unusual FeS cluster with six cysteine ligands alters the electron pathway to reduce unwanted oxygen and maintain enzyme function.

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