Molybdopterin | definition of molybdopterin by Medical dictionary
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A pterin derivative that complexes with molybdenum to form the molybdenum cofactor required by several enzymes.
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Heavy metal ions inhibit molybdoenzyme activity by binding to the dithiolene moiety of molybdopterin
in Escherichia coli.
Arsenite binds to sulfhydryl groups of molybdopterin
and in doing so ultimately displaces molybdenum (Gardlik et al.