Reaction: 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate + NADP+ = 5,10-methenyltetrahydrofolate + NADPH + H+
For diagram of reaction click here (another example).
Other name(s): N5,N10-methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase; 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate:NADP oxidoreductase; 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase; methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase; methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase (NADP)
Systematic name: 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate:NADP+ oxidoreductase
Comments: In eukaryotes, occurs as a trifunctional enzyme also having methenyltetrahydrofolate cyclohydrolase (EC 126.96.36.199) and formatetetrahydrofolate ligase (EC 188.8.131.52) activity. In some prokaryotes occurs as a bifunctional enzyme also having methenyltetrahydrofolate cyclohydrolase activity (EC 184.108.40.206).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9029-14-5
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