IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (ferredoxin)

Reaction: D-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate + H2O + 2 oxidized ferredoxin = 3-phospho-D-glycerate + 2 H+ + 2 reduced ferredoxin

Other name(s): GAPOR; glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate Fd oxidoreductase; glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate ferredoxin reductase

Systematic name: D-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase

Comments: Contains tungsten-molybdopterin and iron-sulfur clusters. This enzyme is thought to function in place of glyceralde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase and possibly phosphoglycerate kinase in the novel Embden-Meyerhof-type glycolytic pathway found in Pyrococcus furiosus [1]. It is specific for glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 162995-20-2


1. Mukund, S. and Adams, M.W.W. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate ferredoxin oxidoreductase, a novel tungsten-containing enzyme with a potential glycolytic role in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus. J. Biol. Chem. 270 (1995) 8389-8392. [PMID: 7721730]

2. Roy, R., Menon, A.L. and Adams, M.W.W. Aldehyde oxidoreductases from Pyrococcus furiosus. Methods Enzymol. 331 (2001) 132-144. [PMID: 11265456]

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