molybdopterin cofactor binding

id: GO:0043546
name: molybdopterin cofactor binding
namespace: molecular_function
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Interacting selectively and non-covalently with the molybdopterin cofactor (Moco), essential for the catalytic activity of some enzymes, e.g. sulfite oxidase, xanthine dehydrogenase, and aldehyde oxidase. The cofactor consists of a mononuclear molybdenum (Mo-molybdopterin) or tungsten ion (W-molybdopterin) coordinated by one or two molybdopterin ligands.

Parent Functions

GO:0050662coenzyme binding