Sulfite is oxidized to sulfate

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R-HSA-1614544
Type
Reaction [transition]
Species
Homo sapiens
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Sulfite oxidase oxidizes sulfite to sulfate which is among the most important macronutrients in cells and the fourth most abundant anion in human plasma (300 micromolar). The enzyme has a molybdenum-molybdopterin cofactor (MoCo) bound (Wilson et al. 2006, Feng et al. 2007).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
17459792 Sulfite oxidizing enzymes

Feng, C, Tollin, G, Enemark, JH

Biochim Biophys Acta 2007
16475804 The G473D mutation impairs dimerization and catalysis in human sulfite oxidase

Wilson, HL, Wilkinson, SR, Rajagopalan, KV

Biochemistry 2006
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Title
sulfite oxidase activity of holo-SUOX [mitochondrial matrix]
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Rhea
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