Arsenate Reductases

Oxidoreductases that specifically reduce arsenate ion to arsenite ion. Reduction of arsenate is a critical step for its Biotransformation into a form that can be transported by Arsenite Transporting ATPases or complexed by specific sulfhydryl-containing Proteins for the purpose of detoxification (Metabolic Detoxification, Drug). Arsenate Reductases require reducing equivalents such as Glutaredoxin or Azurin.