nitrogenase complex

id: GO:0016610
name: nitrogenase complex
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: An enzyme complex composed of two proteins, dinitrogenase and nitrogenase reductase; dinitrogenase is tetrameric with an alpha2-beta2 structure and nitrogenase reductase is a homodimer, and both are associated with metal ions, which differ between species. Both proteins are required for the enzyme activity of the complex, the formation of oxidized ferredoxin and ammonia from reduced ferredoxin and nitrogen.

Child Functions

GO:0016611iron-iron nitrogenase complex
GO:0016612molybdenum-iron nitrogenase complex
GO:0016613vanadium-iron nitrogenase complex

Parent Functions

GO:0043234protein complex
GO:0044424intracellular part