The third hydrogenase

Callum Scullion, J A Murphy

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Hydrogenases are a group of enzymes that catalyze the reversible cleavage of molecular hydrogen and are present within aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, archaea and eucarya. [1] There are three distinct classes of hydrogenase with two of these classes containing iron-sulfur clusters; [NiFe]-hydrogenase contains nickel-iron-sulfur clusters while [FeFe]-hydrogenase contains iron-sulfur clusters only.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioinspired Catalysis
Subtitle of host publicationMetal-Sulfur Complexes
EditorsWolfgang Weigand, Philippe Scholhammer
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)978-3-527-33308-0
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


  • hydrogenases
  • molecular hydrogen
  • anaerobic bacteria

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    Scullion, C., & Murphy, J. A. (2014). The third hydrogenase. In W. Weigand, & P. Scholhammer (Eds.), Bioinspired Catalysis: Metal-Sulfur Complexes (pp. 105-136). John Wiley & Sons Inc..