Definition: Proteins containing iron-sulfur complexes and displaying electron-carrier activity but no classical enzyme function. Ferredoxins are found in green plants, algae, anaerobic bacteria, and in mitochondria from the adrenal cortex and heart muscle. They are involved in several oxidation-reduction reactions in living organisms (nitrogen fixation).
Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.