Homologous Superfamily

Pyruvate-flavodoxin oxidoreductase, central domain (IPR002869)

Short name: Pyrv_flavodox_OxRed_cen

Overlapping entries


This superfamily represents a domain found in prokaryotes. It includes a region of the large protein pyruvate-flavodoxin oxidoreductase and the whole pyruvate ferredoxin oxidoreductase gamma subunit protein. It is not known whether the gamma subunit has a catalytic or regulatory role. Pyruvate oxidoreductase (POR) catalyses the final step in the fermentation of carbohydrates in anaerobic microorganisms [PMID: 8550425]. This involves the oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvate with the participation of thiamine followed by the transfer of an acetyl moiety to coenzyme A for the synthesis of acetyl-CoA [PMID: 8550425]. The family also includes pyruvate flavodoxin oxidoreductase as encoded by the nifJ gene in cyanobacterium which is required for growth on molecular nitrogen when iron is limited [PMID: 8415612].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0055114 oxidation-reduction process

Molecular Function

GO:0016491 oxidoreductase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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