IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (5-formylfuran-3-yl)methyl phosphate transaminase

Reaction: L-alanine + (5-formylfuran-3-yl)methyl phosphate = pyruvate + [5-(aminomethyl)furan-3-yl]methyl phosphate

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Other name(s): mfnC (gene name); [5-(hydroxymethyl)furan-3-yl]methyl phosphate transaminase

Systematic name: L-alanine:(5-formylfuran-3-yl)methyl phosphate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal 5'-phosphate protein. The enzyme, characterized from the archaebacterium Methanocaldococcus jannaschii, participates in the biosynthesis of the cofactor methanofuran. Requires pyridoxal 5'-phosphate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:


1. Miller, D., Wang, Y., Xu, H., Harich, K. and White, R.H. Biosynthesis of the 5-(aminomethyl)-3-furanmethanol moiety of methanofuran. Biochemistry 53 (2014) 4635-4647. [PMID: 24977328]

[EC created 2015]

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