ribonucleotide reductase

(redirected from Ribonucleoside-diphosphate reductase)

ri·bo·nu·cle·o·tide re·duc·tase

a protein complex that converts ribonucleotide diphosphates (NDPs) such as ADP and CDP to 2'-deoxyribonucleotide diphosphates (dNDPs) such as dADP and dCDP. This complex requires thioredoxin, thioredoxin reductase, and NADPH. It is crucial for DNA synthesis.

ribonucleotide reductase

(1) Ribonucleoside-diphosphate reductase, EC 1.17.4.1. 
(2) Ribonucleoside-triphosphate reductase, EC 1.17.4.2.
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holmesii, we further analyzed all the Bh-RecA RT-PCR-positive samples by sequencing an internal fragment of the housekeeping gene encoding the ribonucleoside-diphosphate reductase a chain (nrdA), which is useful for discriminating among the different species of Bordetella (11), and the Bh-RecA gene.