IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 2.3.1.101

Accepted name: formylmethanofuran—tetrahydromethanopterin N-formyltransferase

Reaction: formylmethanofuran + 5,6,7,8-tetrahydromethanopterin = methanofuran + 5-formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydromethanopterin

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Glossary: methanofuran = 4-[4-(2-{[(4R*,5S*)-4,5,7-tricarboxyheptanoyl]-γ-L-glutamyl-γ-L-glutamylamino}ethyl)phenoxymethyl]furfurylamine
tetrahydromethanopterin = 1-(4-{(1R)-1-[(6S,7S)-2-amino-7-methyl-4-oxo-3,4,5,6,7,8-hexahydropteridin-6-yl]ethylamino}phenyl)-1-deoxy-5-O-{5-O-[(1S)-1,3-dicarboxypropylphosphonato]-α-D-ribofuranosyl}-D-ribitol

Other name(s): formylmethanofuran-tetrahydromethanopterin formyltransferase; formylmethanofuran:tetrahydromethanopterin formyltransferase; N-formylmethanofuran(CHO-MFR):tetrahydromethanopterin(H4MPT) formyltransferase; FTR; formylmethanofuran:5,6,7,8-tetrahydromethanopterin N5-formyltransferase

Systematic name: formylmethanofuran:5,6,7,8-tetrahydromethanopterin 5-formyltransferase

Comments: Methanofuran is a complex 4-substituted furfurylamine and is involved in the formation of methane from CO2 in Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 105669-83-8

References:

1. Donnelly, M.I. and Wolfe, R.S. The role of formylmethanofuran: tetrahydromethanopterin formyltransferase in methanogenesis from carbon dioxide. J. Biol. Chem. 261 (1986) 16653-16659. [PMID: 3097011]

2. Leigh, J.A., Rinehart, K.L. and Wolfe, R.S. Structure of methanofuran, the carbon-dioxide reduction factor of Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 106 (1984) 3636-3640.

[EC 2.3.1.101 created 1989]


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