Enzymatic reactions involving pyruvate: ferredoxin oxidoreductase and 2-oxoglutarate: ferredoxin oxidoreductase from a thermophilic, aerobic, chemolithoautotrophic, and hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, Hydrogenobacter thermophilus TK-6, were investigated as the CO2 exchange reaction and CO2 fixation reaction using ferredoxin isolated from the same organism as a reductant. The reduced ferredoxin was required in the pyruvate synthetic reaction and the 2-oxoglutarate synthetic reaction by a cell extract that had been treated with a PD-10 column to remove the low molecular weight substances. [14C]Pyruvate and [14C]2-oxoglutarate were detected as products of pyruvate synthetic and 2-oxoglutarate synthetic reactions, respectively. Further evidence for the operation of pyruvate: ferredoxin oxidoreductase and 2-oxoglutarate: ferredoxin oxidoreductase was obtained from experiments on CO2 exchange reactions using the purified enzymes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry