Reaction: hydrogen sulfide + 3 oxidized coenzyme F420 + 3 H2O = sulfite + 3 reduced coenzyme F420
Other name(s): coenzyme F420-dependent sulfite reductase; Fsr
Systematic name: hydrogen sulfide:coenzyme F420 oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme, isolated from the archaeon Methanocaldococcus jannaschii, is involved in sulfite detoxification and assimilation.
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1. Johnson, E.F. and Mukhopadhyay, B. A new type of sulfite reductase, a novel coenzyme F420-dependent enzyme, from the methanarchaeon Methanocaldococcus jannaschii. J. Biol. Chem. 280 (2005) 38776-38786. [PMID: 16048999]
2. Johnson, E.F. and Mukhopadhyay, B. Coenzyme F420-dependent sulfite reductase-enabled sulfite detoxification and use of sulfite as a sole sulfur source by Methanococcus maripaludis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74 (2008) 3591-3595. [PMID: 18378657]