Reagents the action of which is directed preferentially at the nitrogen activation centre (N2, CO, diazobenzosulphonic acid) produced minor changes in the EPR spectrum in the region g = 1·94 and g = 2·01. Nitric oxide completely blocking electron transport leads to the transformation of the EPR signal with g = 1·94 and g = 2·01 into a new signal with g = 2·03 the appearance of which indicates the presence in the electron activating centre of the complex of non-haeme iron bound to the cysteine groups. In the enzymatic activity of the nitrogen-fixing complex a special role is played by the SH groups not directly entering the system of non-haeme iron.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biophysics (Russian Federation)|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1969|
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