The recently solved X-ray crystal structure of the molybdenum-containing arsenite oxidoreductase from Alcaligenes faecalis, is discussed, keeping in view the known mechanistic and spectroscopic information regarding the protein in a structural context. In addition, recent mechanistic studies of xanthine oxidase are covered, with the conclusion that the reaction mechanism is initiated by nucleophilic attack of a Mo-OH group on substrate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Chemistry - Section A Inorganic, Physical, Theoretical and Analytical Chemistry|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry