ferredoxins


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fer·re·dox·ins

(fer'ĕ-dok'sinz),
Proteins containing iron-sulfur complexes and displaying electron-carrier activity but no classical enzyme function. Ferredoxins are found in green plants, algae, anaerobic bacteria, and in mitochondria from the adrenal cortex and heart muscle. They are involved in several oxidation-reduction reactions in living organisms (for example, nitrogen fixation).

fer·re·dox·ins

(fer'ĕ-dok'sinz)
Proteins containing iron and (labile) sulfur in equal amounts, displaying electron-carrier activity but no classical enzyme function. Ferredoxins are found in green plants, algae, and anaerobic bacteria, and are involved in several oxidation-reduction reactions in living organisms (e.g., nitrogen fixation).