Reaction: formate + 2 ferricytochrome b1 = CO2 + 2 ferrocytochrome b1 + 2 H+
Other name(s): formate dehydrogenase; formate:cytochrome b1 oxidoreductase
Systematic name: formate:ferricytochrome-b1 oxidoreductase
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37251-01-7 (same as EC 188.8.131.52)
1. Gale, E.F. Formic dehydrogenase of Bacterium coli: its inactivation by oxygen and its protection in the bacterial cell. Biochem. J. 33 (1939) 1012-1027.