Understanding and harnessing hydrogenases, biological dihydrogen catalysts

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Title of host publicationThe Metal-Driven Biogeochemistry of Gaseous Compounds in the Environment
DatePublished - 3 Mar 2014
Pages99-124
Number of pages26
EditorsPeter M. H. Kroneck, Martha E. Sosa Torres
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-017-9269-1

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NameMetal Ions in Life Sciences
PublisherSpringer
Volume14

Abstract

It has been estimated that 99 % of all organisms utilize dihydrogen (H2). Most of these species are microbes and their ability to use H₂as a metabolite arises from the expression of H2 metalloenzymes known as hydrogenases. These molecules have been the focus of intense biological, biochemical, and chemical research because hydrogenases are biotechnologically relevant enzymes.

    Research areas

  • Animals, Catalysis, Conservation of Energy Resources, Humans, Hydrogen, Hydrogenase, Iron, Metabolic Engineering, Microbial Consortia, Nickel, Oxidation-Reduction, Solar Energy

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