Crystal Structure of the [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Maturase HydE Bound to Complex-B

Crystal structure of HydE bound to Complex-B

The collaboration of the Britt and Rauchfuss (UIUC) labs with the Nicolet group at Grenoble has revealed the structure of the Fe(II)(CO)2(CN)cysteine organometallic product of the HydG Fe-Fe hydrogenase “maturase” enzyme as bound and activated towards dimerization by HydE, the second radical SAM maturase enzyme in the hydrogenase H-cluster biosynthetic pathway.

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