IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 1.5.98.2

Accepted name: 5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin reductase

Reaction: 5-methyltetrahydromethanopterin + oxidized coenzyme F420 = 5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin + reduced coenzyme F420

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Other name(s): 5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin cyclohydrolase; N5,N10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin reductase; methylene-H4MPT reductase; coenzyme F420-dependent N5,N10-methenyltetrahydromethanopterin reductase; N5,N10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin:coenzyme-F420 oxidoreductase

Systematic name: 5-methyltetrahydromethanopterin:coenzyme-F420 oxidoreductase

Comments: Catalyses an intermediate step in methanogenesis from CO2 and H2 in methanogenic archaebacteria.

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References:

1. Ma, K. and Thauer, R.K. Purification and properties of N5,N10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin reductase from Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum (strain Marburg). Eur. J. Biochem. 191 (1990) 187-193. [PMID: 2379499]

2. te Brömmelstroet, B.W., Geerts, W.J., Keltjens, J.T., van der Drift, C. and Vogels, G.D. Purification and properties of 5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin dehydrogenase and 5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin reductase, two coenzyme F420-dependent enzymes, from Methanosarcina barkeri. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1079 (1991) 293-302. [PMID: 1911853]

3. Ma, K. and Thauer, R.K. Single step purification of methylenetetrahydromethanopterin reductase from Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum by specific binding to blue sepharose CL-6B. FEBS Lett. 268 (1990) 59-62. [PMID: 1696553]

4. te Brömmelstroet, B.W., Hensgens, C.M., Keltjens, J.T., van der Drift, C. and Vogels, G.D. Purification and properties of 5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin reductase, a coenzyme F420-dependent enzyme, from Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum strain ΔH*. J. Biol. Chem. 265 (1990) 1852-1857. [PMID: 2298726]

5. te Brömmelstroet, B.W., Hensgens, C.M., Geerts, W.J., Keltjens, J.T., van der Drift, C. and Vogels, G.D. Purification and properties of 5,10-methenyltetrahydromethanopterin cyclohydrolase from Methanosarcina barkeri. J. Bacteriol. 172 (1990) 564-571. [PMID: 2298699]

[EC 1.5.98.2 created 2000 as EC 1.5.99.11, modified 2004, transferred to EC 1.5.98.2 2013]


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