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Information on EC 1.7.6.1 - nitrite dismutase

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Contains ferriheme b. The enzyme is one of the nitrophorins from the salivary gland of the blood-feeding insect Rhodnius prolixus. Nitric oxide produced induces vasodilation after injection. Nitrophorins 2 and 4 can also catalyse this reaction.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Rhodnius prolixus
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nitrophorin 4, Nitrophorin 7, NP4, NP7, Prolixin S, more
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3 nitrite + 2 H+ = 2 nitric oxide + nitrate + H2O
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