HugZ from Helicobacter pylori
Published Online: 15 SEP 2012
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Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
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Hu, Y. and Wang, D.-C. 2012. HugZ from Helicobacter pylori. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2012
HugZ is a heme oxygenase (HO) from Helicobacter pylori. It adopts a split-barrel fold, distinct from that of canonical HOs such as human HO-1. It belongs to a new hemoprotein family that has members from various pathogenic bacteria. This review discusses the structural features of HugZ and its interactions with heme.
- heme oxygenase;
- iron acquisition;
- pathogenic bacteria;
- Helicobacter pylori