IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: formate dehydrogenase (cytochrome)

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


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.

[EC created 1961]

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