Molybdoenzymes | definition of molybdoenzymes by Medical dictionary
Enzymes that require a molybdenum ion as a component (for example, xanthine oxidase).
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Leimkuhler, "The role of FeS clusters for molybdenum cofactor biosynthesis and molybdoenzymes
in bacteria," Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, vol.
Humans possess each of these enzymes, which differ slightly in the coordination of the Mo -containing cofactor Molybdenum by itself is relatively inert in biological processes, and requires an additional cofactor to be biologically active in molybdoenzymes
Nitrate reductase is molybdoenzymes
that reduce nitrate (NO3 ) to nitrite (NO2 ).