IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: methionyl-tRNA formyltransferase

Reaction: 10-formyltetrahydrofolate + L-methionyl-tRNAfMet = tetrahydrofolate + N-formylmethionyl-tRNAfMet

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Other name(s): N10-formyltetrahydrofolic-methionyl-transfer ribonucleic transformylase; formylmethionyl-transfer ribonucleic synthetase; methionyl ribonucleic formyltransferase; methionyl-tRNA Met formyltransferase; methionyl-tRNA transformylase; methionyl-transfer RNA transformylase; methionyl-transfer ribonucleate methyltransferase; methionyl-transfer ribonucleic transformylase

Systematic name: 10-formyltetrahydrofolate:L-methionyl-tRNA N-formyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9015-76-3


1. Dickerman, H.W., Steers, E., Jr., Redfield, B.G. and Weissbach, H. Methionyl soluble ribonucleic acid transformylase. I. Purification and partial characterization. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 1522-1525. [PMID: 5337045]

[EC created 1972, modified 2002, modified 2012]

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