Reaction: L-threonine + fluoroacetaldehyde = acetaldehyde + 4-fluoro-L-threonine
Systematic name: fluoroacetaldehyde:L-threonine aldehydetransferase
Comments: A pyridoxal phosphate protein. Can also convert chloroacetaldehyde into 4-chloro-L-threonine. Unlike EC 188.8.131.52, glycine hydroxymethyltransferase, does not use glycine as a substrate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 403503-13-9
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