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Entry version 105 (12 Aug 2020)
Sequence version 2 (14 Apr 2009)
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Protein

Nitrogenase molybdenum-iron protein alpha chain

Gene

nifD

Organism
Rippkaea orientalis (strain PCC 8801) (Cyanothece sp. (strain PCC 8801))
Status
Reviewed-Annotation score:

Annotation score:3 out of 5

<p>The annotation score provides a heuristic measure of the annotation content of a UniProtKB entry or proteome. This score <strong>cannot</strong> be used as a measure of the accuracy of the annotation as we cannot define the 'correct annotation' for any given protein.<p><a href='/help/annotation_score' target='_top'>More...</a></p>
-Protein inferred from homologyi <p>This indicates the type of evidence that supports the existence of the protein. Note that the 'protein existence' evidence does not give information on the accuracy or correctness of the sequence(s) displayed.<p><a href='/help/protein_existence' target='_top'>More...</a></p>

<p>This section provides any useful information about the protein, mostly biological knowledge.<p><a href='/help/function_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Functioni

This molybdenum-iron protein is part of the nitrogenase complex that catalyzes the key enzymatic reactions in nitrogen fixation.

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/function%5Fsection">Function</a> section describes the catalytic activity of an enzyme, i.e. a chemical reaction that the enzyme catalyzes.<p><a href='/help/catalytic_activity' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Catalytic activityi

<p>This subsection of the 'Function' section provides information relevant to cofactors. A cofactor is any non-protein substance required for a protein to be catalytically active. Some cofactors are inorganic, such as the metal atoms zinc, iron, and copper in various oxidation states. Others, such as most vitamins, are organic.<p><a href='/help/cofactor' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Cofactori

Protein has several cofactor binding sites:

Sites

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/function%5Fsection">Function</a> section indicates at which position the protein binds a given metal ion. The nature of the metal is indicated in the 'Description' field.<p><a href='/help/metal' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Metal bindingi58Iron-sulfur (8Fe-7S); shared with beta chainBy similarity1
Metal bindingi84Iron-sulfur (8Fe-7S); shared with beta chainBy similarity1
Metal bindingi150Iron-sulfur (8Fe-7S); shared with beta chainBy similarity1
Metal bindingi270Molybdenum-iron-sulfur-carbon (7Fe-Mo-9S-C-homocitryl)By similarity1
Metal bindingi437Molybdenum-iron-sulfur-carbon (7Fe-Mo-9S-C-homocitryl); via pros nitrogenBy similarity1

<p>The <a href="http://www.geneontology.org/">Gene Ontology (GO)</a> project provides a set of hierarchical controlled vocabulary split into 3 categories:<p><a href='/help/gene_ontology' target='_top'>More...</a></p>GO - Molecular functioni

GO - Biological processi

<p>UniProtKB Keywords constitute a <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/keywords">controlled vocabulary</a> with a hierarchical structure. Keywords summarise the content of a UniProtKB entry and facilitate the search for proteins of interest.<p><a href='/help/keywords' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Keywordsi

Molecular functionOxidoreductase
Biological processNitrogen fixation
LigandATP-binding, Iron, Iron-sulfur, Metal-binding, Molybdenum, Nucleotide-binding

<p>This section provides information about the protein and gene name(s) and synonym(s) and about the organism that is the source of the protein sequence.<p><a href='/help/names_and_taxonomy_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Names & Taxonomyi

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section provides an exhaustive list of all names of the protein, from commonly used to obsolete, to allow unambiguous identification of a protein.<p><a href='/help/protein_names' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Protein namesi
Recommended name:
Nitrogenase molybdenum-iron protein alpha chain (EC:1.18.6.1)
Alternative name(s):
Dinitrogenase
Nitrogenase component I
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section indicates the name(s) of the gene(s) that code for the protein sequence(s) described in the entry. Four distinct tokens exist: 'Name', 'Synonyms', 'Ordered locus names' and 'ORF names'.<p><a href='/help/gene_name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Gene namesi
Name:nifD
Ordered Locus Names:PCC8801_1786
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section provides information on the name(s) of the organism that is the source of the protein sequence.<p><a href='/help/organism-name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>OrganismiRippkaea orientalis (strain PCC 8801) (Cyanothece sp. (strain PCC 8801))
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section shows the unique identifier assigned by the NCBI to the source organism of the protein. This is known as the 'taxonomic identifier' or 'taxid'.<p><a href='/help/taxonomic_identifier' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Taxonomic identifieri41431 [NCBI]
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section contains the taxonomic hierarchical classification lineage of the source organism. It lists the nodes as they appear top-down in the taxonomic tree, with the more general grouping listed first.<p><a href='/help/taxonomic_lineage' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Taxonomic lineageiBacteriaCyanobacteriaOscillatoriophycideaeChroococcalesAphanothecaceaeRippkaeaRippkaea orientalis
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names%5Fand%5Ftaxonomy%5Fsection">Names and taxonomy</a> section is present for entries that are part of a <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/proteomes">proteome</a>, i.e. of a set of proteins thought to be expressed by organisms whose genomes have been completely sequenced.<p><a href='/help/proteomes_manual' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Proteomesi
  • UP000008204 <p>A UniProt <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/manual/proteomes%5Fmanual">proteome</a> can consist of several components.<br></br>The component name refers to the genomic component encoding a set of proteins.<p><a href='/help/proteome_component' target='_top'>More...</a></p> Componenti: Chromosome

<p>This section provides information on the location and the topology of the mature protein in the cell.<p><a href='/help/subcellular_location_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Subcellular locationi

GO - Cellular componenti

<p>This section describes post-translational modifications (PTMs) and/or processing events.<p><a href='/help/ptm_processing_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>PTM / Processingi

Molecule processing

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the 'PTM / Processing' section describes the extent of a polypeptide chain in the mature protein following processing or proteolytic cleavage.<p><a href='/help/chain' target='_top'>More...</a></p>ChainiPRO_00001530831 – 476Nitrogenase molybdenum-iron protein alpha chainAdd BLAST476

<p>This section provides information on the quaternary structure of a protein and on interaction(s) with other proteins or protein complexes.<p><a href='/help/interaction_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Interactioni

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/interaction%5Fsection">'Interaction'</a> section provides information about the protein quaternary structure and interaction(s) with other proteins or protein complexes (with the exception of physiological receptor-ligand interactions which are annotated in the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/function%5Fsection">'Function'</a> section).<p><a href='/help/subunit_structure' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Subunit structurei

Tetramer of two alpha and two beta chains. Forms complex with the iron protein (nitrogenase component 2).

Protein-protein interaction databases

STRING: functional protein association networks

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STRINGi
41431.PCC8801_1786

<p>This section provides information on the tertiary and secondary structure of a protein.<p><a href='/help/structure_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Structurei

3D structure databases

SWISS-MODEL Repository - a database of annotated 3D protein structure models

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SMRi
Q55029

Database of comparative protein structure models

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ModBasei
Search...

<p>This section provides information on sequence similarities with other proteins and the domain(s) present in a protein.<p><a href='/help/family_and_domains_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Family & Domainsi

<p>This subsection of the 'Family and domains' section provides information about the sequence similarity with other proteins.<p><a href='/help/sequence_similarities' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence similaritiesi

Belongs to the NifD/NifK/NifE/NifN family.Curated

Phylogenomic databases

evolutionary genealogy of genes: Non-supervised Orthologous Groups

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eggNOGi
COG2710, Bacteria

The HOGENOM Database of Homologous Genes from Fully Sequenced Organisms

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HOGENOMi
CLU_025876_1_1_3

KEGG Orthology (KO)

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KOi
K02586

Identification of Orthologs from Complete Genome Data

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OMAi
YCFSTDM

Database of Orthologous Groups

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OrthoDBi
363662at2

Family and domain databases

Conserved Domains Database

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CDDi
cd01976, Nitrogenase_MoFe_alpha, 1 hit

Integrated resource of protein families, domains and functional sites

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InterProi
View protein in InterPro
IPR000510, Nase/OxRdtase_comp1
IPR010143, Nase_comp1_asu
IPR000318, Nase_comp1_CS
IPR005972, Nase_Mo-Fe_asu

The PANTHER Classification System

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PANTHERi
PTHR43457, PTHR43457, 1 hit

Pfam protein domain database

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Pfami
View protein in Pfam
PF00148, Oxidored_nitro, 1 hit

TIGRFAMs; a protein family database

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TIGRFAMsi
TIGR01862, N2-ase-Ialpha, 1 hit
TIGR01282, nifD, 1 hit

PROSITE; a protein domain and family database

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PROSITEi
View protein in PROSITE
PS00699, NITROGENASE_1_1, 1 hit
PS00090, NITROGENASE_1_2, 1 hit

<p>This section displays by default the canonical protein sequence and upon request all isoforms described in the entry. It also includes information pertinent to the sequence(s), including <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequence%5Flength">length</a> and <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequences">molecular weight</a>. The information is filed in different subsections. The current subsections and their content are listed below:<p><a href='/help/sequences_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequencei

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequences%5Fsection">Sequence</a> section indicates if the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/canonical%5Fand%5Fisoforms">canonical sequence</a> displayed by default in the entry is complete or not.<p><a href='/help/sequence_status' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence statusi: Complete.

Q55029-1 [UniParc]FASTAAdd to basket
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        10         20         30         40         50
MSTVEDRKQL IQDVLDTYPE KLAKKRSKHL NVYEEGKDDC GVKSNIKSAP
60 70 80 90 100
GVMTARGCAY AGSKGVVWGP IKDMIHISHG PVGCGYYSWS GRRNYYIGTT
110 120 130 140 150
GVDTFGTMNF TSDFQEKDIV FGGDKKLLKI TEEIEELFPL NNGISIQSEC
160 170 180 190 200
PVGLIGDDIE GVAKKAQKIT GKPVIPVRCE GFRGVSQSLG HHIANDAVRD
210 220 230 240 250
WVFSRDDAQE IETTPYDVAI IGDYNIGGDA WSSRILLEEM GLRVVAQWSG
260 270 280 290 300
DGTINEMMQT PKVKLNLIHC YRSMNYISRH MEEKYGIPWF EYNFFGPTKI
310 320 330 340 350
AESLRAIAAL FDDTIKENAE KVIAKYEQQT AEVLAKYRPR LENKTVMMMV
360 370 380 390 400
GGLRPRHVVP AFTDLGMKMI GTGYEFAHGD DYKRTTEYVD DATLIYDDVT
410 420 430 440 450
AYEFEKFVQE LKPDLVASGV KEKYVFQKMG LPFRQMHSWD YSGPYHGYDG
460 470
FAIFARDMDL ALNNPTWGLI KSPWNK
Length:476
Mass (Da):53,742
Last modified:April 14, 2009 - v2
<p>The checksum is a form of redundancy check that is calculated from the sequence. It is useful for tracking sequence updates.</p> <p>It should be noted that while, in theory, two different sequences could have the same checksum value, the likelihood that this would happen is extremely low.</p> <p>However UniProtKB may contain entries with identical sequences in case of multiple genes (paralogs).</p> <p>The checksum is computed as the sequence 64-bit Cyclic Redundancy Check value (CRC64) using the generator polynomial: x<sup>64</sup> + x<sup>4</sup> + x<sup>3</sup> + x + 1. The algorithm is described in the ISO 3309 standard. </p> <p class="publication">Press W.H., Flannery B.P., Teukolsky S.A. and Vetterling W.T.<br /> <strong>Cyclic redundancy and other checksums</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.nrbook.com/b/bookcpdf.php">Numerical recipes in C 2nd ed., pp896-902, Cambridge University Press (1993)</a>)</p> Checksum:i1B02C62EE0C59D06
GO

Experimental Info

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the 'Sequence' section reports difference(s) between the canonical sequence (displayed by default in the entry) and the different sequence submissions merged in the entry. These various submissions may originate from different sequencing projects, different types of experiments, or different biological samples. Sequence conflicts are usually of unknown origin.<p><a href='/help/conflict' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence conflicti141N → H in AAA64844 (Ref. 1) Curated1
Sequence conflicti175 – 177IPV → FPF in AAA64844 (Ref. 1) Curated3

Sequence databases

Select the link destinations:

EMBL nucleotide sequence database

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EMBLi

GenBank nucleotide sequence database

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GenBanki

DNA Data Bank of Japan; a nucleotide sequence database

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DDBJi
Links Updated
U22146 Genomic DNA Translation: AAA64844.1
CP001287 Genomic DNA Translation: ACK65832.1

NCBI Reference Sequences

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RefSeqi
WP_012595105.1, NC_011726.1

Genome annotation databases

Ensembl bacterial and archaeal genome annotation project

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EnsemblBacteriai
ACK65832; ACK65832; PCC8801_1786

KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes

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KEGGi
cyp:PCC8801_1786

<p>This section provides links to proteins that are similar to the protein sequence(s) described in this entry at different levels of sequence identity thresholds (100%, 90% and 50%) based on their membership in UniProt Reference Clusters (<a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/uniref">UniRef</a>).<p><a href='/help/similar_proteins_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Similar proteinsi

<p>This section is used to point to information related to entries and found in data collections other than UniProtKB.<p><a href='/help/cross_references_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Cross-referencesi

Sequence databases

Select the link destinations:
EMBLi
GenBanki
DDBJi
Links Updated
U22146 Genomic DNA Translation: AAA64844.1
CP001287 Genomic DNA Translation: ACK65832.1
RefSeqiWP_012595105.1, NC_011726.1

3D structure databases

SMRiQ55029
ModBaseiSearch...

Protein-protein interaction databases

STRINGi41431.PCC8801_1786

Genome annotation databases

EnsemblBacteriaiACK65832; ACK65832; PCC8801_1786
KEGGicyp:PCC8801_1786

Phylogenomic databases

eggNOGiCOG2710, Bacteria
HOGENOMiCLU_025876_1_1_3
KOiK02586
OMAiYCFSTDM
OrthoDBi363662at2

Family and domain databases

CDDicd01976, Nitrogenase_MoFe_alpha, 1 hit
InterProiView protein in InterPro
IPR000510, Nase/OxRdtase_comp1
IPR010143, Nase_comp1_asu
IPR000318, Nase_comp1_CS
IPR005972, Nase_Mo-Fe_asu
PANTHERiPTHR43457, PTHR43457, 1 hit
PfamiView protein in Pfam
PF00148, Oxidored_nitro, 1 hit
TIGRFAMsiTIGR01862, N2-ase-Ialpha, 1 hit
TIGR01282, nifD, 1 hit
PROSITEiView protein in PROSITE
PS00699, NITROGENASE_1_1, 1 hit
PS00090, NITROGENASE_1_2, 1 hit

ProtoNet; Automatic hierarchical classification of proteins

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ProtoNeti
Search...

MobiDB: a database of protein disorder and mobility annotations

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MobiDBi
Search...

<p>This section provides general information on the entry.<p><a href='/help/entry_information_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry informationi

<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section provides a mnemonic identifier for a UniProtKB entry, but it is not a stable identifier. Each reviewed entry is assigned a unique entry name upon integration into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot.<p><a href='/help/entry_name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry nameiNIFD_RIPO1
<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section provides one or more accession number(s). These are stable identifiers and should be used to cite UniProtKB entries. Upon integration into UniProtKB, each entry is assigned a unique accession number, which is called 'Primary (citable) accession number'.<p><a href='/help/accession_numbers' target='_top'>More...</a></p>AccessioniPrimary (citable) accession number: Q55029
Secondary accession number(s): B7JWY3
<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section shows the date of integration of the entry into UniProtKB, the date of the last sequence update and the date of the last annotation modification ('Last modified'). The version number for both the entry and the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/canonical%5Fand%5Fisoforms">canonical sequence</a> are also displayed.<p><a href='/help/entry_history' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry historyiIntegrated into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: July 15, 1999
Last sequence update: April 14, 2009
Last modified: August 12, 2020
This is version 105 of the entry and version 2 of the sequence. See complete history.
<p>This subsection of the 'Entry information' section indicates whether the entry has been manually annotated and reviewed by UniProtKB curators or not, in other words, if the entry belongs to the Swiss-Prot section of UniProtKB (<strong>reviewed</strong>) or to the computer-annotated TrEMBL section (<strong>unreviewed</strong>).<p><a href='/help/entry_status' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry statusiReviewed (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)
Annotation programProkaryotic Protein Annotation Program

<p>This section contains any relevant information that doesn't fit in any other defined sections<p><a href='/help/miscellaneous_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Miscellaneousi

Keywords - Technical termi

Reference proteome

Documents

  1. SIMILARITY comments
    Index of protein domains and families
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