Structural "snapshots" along reaction pathways of non-heme iron enzymes

Joseph P. Emerson, Erik R. Farquhar, Larry Que

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Recent X-ray crystallography studies on two non-heme iron enzymes (see picture, orange Fe, red O, blue N) involved in oxygen activation and superoxide detoxification have provided unique structural insights into intermediates in their individual reaction pathways. The results of these studies and their mechanistic significance are discussed. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8553-8556
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
StatePublished - 2007


  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Metalloenzymes
  • Non-heme iron complexes
  • Oxygen activation
  • Superoxide reductase


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