EC - Nitrate reductase (NADH)

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Accepted name:
nitrate reductase (NADH)
Other names:
NADH-dependent nitrate reductase
NADH-nitrate reductase
assimilatory NADH:nitrate reductase
assimilatory nitrate reductase [ambiguous]
nitrate reductase (NADH2)
NADH:nitrate oxidoreductase
Systematic name:
nitrite:NAD+ oxidoreductase




An iron-sulfur molybdenum flavoprotein.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00170 , PROSITE:PDOC00484
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0009703
CAS Registry Number: 9013-03-0
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (25) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Fewson, C.A. and Nicholas, D.J.D.
    Nitrate reductase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 49 : 335-349 (1961).
  2. Nason, A.
    Nitrate reductases.
    In: Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.) The Enzymes , 2nd ed. vol. 7 , Academic Press , New York , 1963 , 587-607
  3. Nicholas, D.J.D. and Nason, A.
    Diphosphopyridine nucleotide-nitrate reductase from Escherichia coli.
    J. Bacteriol. 69 : 580-583 (1955).
  4. Spencer, D.
    A reduced diphosphopyridine-specific nitrate reductase from germinating wheat.
    Aust. J. Biol. Sci. 12 : 181-189 (1959).
  5. Berks, B.C., Ferguson, S.J., Moir, J.W. and Richardson, D.J.
    Enzymes and associated electron transport systems that catalyse the respiratory reduction of nitrogen oxides and oxyanions.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1232 : 97-173 (1995). [PMID: 8534676]

[EC created 1961 as EC, transferred 2002 to EC]