EC 188.8.131.52: Nitric-oxide synthase (NADPH)
2 L-arginine + 3 NADPH + 4 O(2) = 2 L-citrulline + 2 nitric oxide + 3 NADP(+) + 4 H(2)O.
- This eukaryotic enzyme, which is found in plants and animals, consists of oxygenase and reductase domains that are linked via a regulatory calmodulin-binding domain.
- Upon calcium-induced calmodulin binding, the reductase and oxygenase domains form a complex, allowing electrons to flow from NADPH via FAD and FMN to the active center.
- May produce superoxide under certain conditions.
- Cf. EC 184.108.40.206.
L-arginine,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (nitric-oxide-forming)
- NO synthase
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- Endothelium-derived relaxing factor synthase
- Nitric oxide synthetase
- Nitric-oxide synthetase