Characterization of the molybdenum cofactor of sulfite oxidase, xanthine, oxidase, and nitrate reductase. Identification of a pteridine as a structural component.

J. L. Johnson, B. E. Hainline, K. V. Rajagopalan

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Abstract

The molybdenum cofactor has been isolated in an oxidized inactive form from purified molybdoenzymes. The isolated material is shown to be a novel pterin. The active cofactor is presumably composed of molybdenum and a reduced form of the pterin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1783-1786
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume255
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 10 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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