Pyruvate flavodoxin/ferredoxin oxidoreductase, N-terminal (IPR002880)

Short name: Pyrv_Fd/Flavodoxin_OxRdtase_N

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



This family includes the N-terminal region of the pyruvate ferredoxin oxidoreductase, corresponding to the first two structural domains. This region is involved in inter subunit contacts [PMID: 10048931]. 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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