IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: formate C-acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + formate = CoA + pyruvate

Other name(s): pyruvate formate-lyase; pyruvic formate-lyase; formate acetyltransferase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:formate C-acetyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9068-08-0


1. Knappe, J., Blaschkowski, H.P., Grobner, P. and Schmitt, T. Pyruvate formate-lyase of Escherichia coli: the acetyl-enzyme intermediate. Eur. J. Biochem. 50 (1974) 253-263. [PMID: 4615902]

[EC created 1976]

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