ferredoxin

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fer·re·dox·in

 (fĕr′ĭ-dŏk′sĭn)
n.
An iron-containing protein present in green plants and certain anaerobic bacteria that functions in electron transport reactions in biochemical processes, such as photosynthesis.

ferredoxin

(ˌfɛrɪˈdɒksɪn)
n
(Biology) an iron- and sulphur-containing protein found in plants and microorganisms and involved in photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation

fer•re•dox•in

(ˌfɛr əˈdɒk sɪn)

n.
any of a group of red-brown proteins containing iron and sulfur and acting as an electron carrier during photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, or oxidation-reduction reactions.
[1962; < Latin fer(rum) iron + redox + -in1]
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In 1975, in order to examine the kinetic properties of the 11[beta]-hydroxylation system, we reconstituted the system (49) using purified adrenodoxin (59) and the reductase (58) with partially purified P450 preparation.
Levels of messenger ribonucleic acid encoding cholesterol side-chain cleavage cytochrome P-450, 17 alpha-hydroxylase cytochrome P-450, adrenodoxin, and low density lipoprotein receptor in bovine follicles and corpora lutea throughout the ovarian cycle.
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