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Information on EC - dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (quinone)

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This Class 2 dihydroorotate dehydrogenase enzyme contains FMN . The enzyme is found in eukaryotes in the mitochondrial membrane, in cyanobacteria, and in some Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria associated with the cytoplasmic membrane [2,5,6]. The reaction is the only redox reaction in the de-novo biosynthesis of pyrimidine nucleotides [2,4]. The best quinone electron acceptors for the enzyme from bovine liver are ubiquinone-6 and ubiquinone-7, although simple quinones, such as benzoquinone, can also act as acceptor at lower rates . Methyl-, ethyl-, tert-butyl and benzyl (S)-dihydroorotates are also substrates, but methyl esters of (S)-1-methyl and (S)-3-methyl and (S)-1,3-dimethyldihydroorotates are not . Class 1 dihydroorotate dehydrogenases use either fumarate (EC, NAD+ (EC or NADP+ (EC as electron acceptor.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
class 2 dihydroorotate dehydrogenases, DHO-DH, DHOD, DHODase, DHODH, HsDHODH, L-5,6-dihydroorotate:ubiquinone exidoreductase, PfDHODH, more