IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycine formimidoyltransferase

Reaction: 5-formimidoyltetrahydrofolate + glycine = tetrahydrofolate + N-formimidoylglycine

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): formiminoglycine formiminotransferase; FIG formiminotransferase; glycine formiminotransferase

Systematic name: 5-formimidoyltetrahydrofolate:glycine N-formimidoyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9029-84-9


1. Rabinowitz, J.C. and Pricer, W.E. Formiminotetrahydrofolic acid and methenyltetrahydrofolic acid as intermediates in the formation of N10-formyltetrahydrofolic acid. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 78 (1956) 5702-5704.

2. Rabinowitz, J.C. and Pricer, W.E. Formation, isolation and properties of 5-formiminotetrahydrofolic acid. Fed. Proc. 16 (1957) 236 only.

3. Sagers, R.D., Beck, J.V., Gruber, W. and Gunsalus, I.C. A tetrahydrofolic acid linked formimino transfer enzyme. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 78 (1956) 694-695.

[EC created 1961, modified 2000]

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