Entry M0276 188.8.131.52 nitrate reductase
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The nitrate ligand undergoes heterolytic dissociation from molybdenum to form the nitrite product. The oxygen ligand is left behind at the metal centre.
Comment: Theoretical studies have shown an inner sphere mechanism to be more favourable than a potential second sphere alternative .
Amino acids involved in the reaction step.
Organic Cofactors involved in the reaction step
Metal Cofactors involved in Step 02
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The Mo-O bond changes from a single to double bond
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