Ferredoxins
Iron Sulfur Proteins

Author: Gianpiero Pescarmona
Date: 23/03/2011

Description

DEFINITION

Ferredoxins are small proteins containing iron and sulfur atoms organized as iron-sulfur clusters. These biological "capacitors" can accept or discharge electrons, the effect being change in the oxidation states (+2 or +3) of the iron atoms. This way, ferredoxin acts as electron transfer agents in biological redox reactions.

THE GENE

DatabaseLink
WikigenesACADM
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CHEMICAL STRUCTURE AND IMAGES

When relevant for the function

  • Primary structure
  • Secondary structure
  • Tertiary structure
  • Quaternary structure

Protein Aminoacids Percentage

SYNTHESIS AND TURNOVER

mRNA synthesis
protein synthesis

post-translational modifications
degradation

CELLULAR FUNCTIONS

cellular localization,
biological function

  • Enzymes
DatabaseLink
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  • Cell signaling and Ligand transport
  • Structural proteins

REGULATION

DIAGNOSTIC USE

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