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Information on EC 1.8.7.1 - assimilatory sulfite reductase (ferredoxin)

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An iron protein. The enzyme participates in sulfate assimilation. While it is usually found in cyanobacteria, plants and algae, it has also been reported in bacteria . Different from EC 1.8.99.5, dissimilatory sulfite reductase, which is involved in prokaryotic sulfur-based energy metabolism. cf. EC 1.8.1.2, assimilatory sulfite reductase (NADPH).
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Archaea, Bacteria
Synonyms
cmsirb, ferredoxin-dependent sulfite reductase, pssir, ferredoxin-sulfite reductase, dcp68, cmg021c, zmsir, desulphoviridin, ferredoxin and sulfite reductase, fd-sir, more
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hydrogen sulfide + 6 oxidized ferredoxin [iron-sulfur] cluster + 3 H2O = sulfite + 6 reduced ferredoxin [iron-sulfur] cluster + 6 H+
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