IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (coenzyme-F420)

Reaction: D-glucose 6-phosphate + oxidized coenzyme F420 = 6-phospho-D-glucono-1,5-lactone + reduced coenzyme F420

Glossary: coenzyme F420

Other name(s): coenzyme F420-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase; F420-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase; FGD1; Rv0407; F420-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase 1

Systematic name: D-glucose-6-phosphate:F420 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: The enzyme is very specific for D-glucose 6-phosphate. No activity with NAD+, NADP+, flavin adenine dinucleotide and flavin mononucleotide [1].

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1. Purwantini, E. and Daniels, L. Purification of a novel coenzyme F420-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase from Mycobacterium smegmatis. J. Bacteriol. 178 (1996) 2861-2866. [PMID: 8631674]

2. Bashiri, G., Squire, C.J., Baker, E.N. and Moreland, N.J. Expression, purification and crystallization of native and selenomethionine labeled Mycobacterium tuberculosis FGD1 (Rv0407) using a Mycobacterium smegmatis expression system. Protein Expr. Purif. 54 (2007) 38-44. [PMID: 17376702]

3. Purwantini, E., Gillis, T.P. and Daniels, L. Presence of F420-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in Mycobacterium and Nocardia species, but absence from Streptomyces and Corynebacterium species and methanogenic Archaea. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 146 (1997) 129-134. [PMID: 8997717]

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