EC - Mercury(II) reductase

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Accepted name:
mercury(II) reductase
Other names:
mer A
mercurate(II) reductase
mercuric ion reductase
mercuric reductase
mercury reductase
reduced NADP:mercuric ion oxidoreductase
Systematic name:
Hg:NADP+ oxidoreductase



A dithiol enzyme.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UM-BBD , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00073
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0016152
CAS Registry Number: 67880-93-7
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (13) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Fox, B.S. and Walsh, C.T.
    Mercuric reductase. Purification and characterization of a transposon-encoded flavoprotein containing an oxidation-reduction-active disulfide.
    J. Biol. Chem. 257: 2498-2503 (1982). [PMID: 6277900]
  2. Fox, B.S. and Walsh, C.T.
    Mercuric reductase - homology to glutathione-reductase and lipoamide dehydrogenase - iodoacetamide alkylation and sequence of the active-site peptide.
    Biochemistry 22: 4082-4088 (1983).

[EC created 1984]