Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenases

  • Jae-Hun Jeoung
  • Berta M. Martins
  • Holger DobbekEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1876)


Carbon monoxide dehydrogenases (CODHs) catalyze the reversible oxidation of CO with water to CO2, two electrons, and two protons. Two classes of CODHs exist, having evolved from different scaffolds featuring active sites built from different transition metals. The basic properties of both classes are described in this overview chapter.

Key words

Carbon monoxide dehydrogenase CO2 cluster C Ni enzymes Iron–sulfur clusters 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jae-Hun Jeoung
    • 1
  • Berta M. Martins
    • 1
  • Holger Dobbek
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Biology, Structural Biology and BiochemistryHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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