IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: formyl-CoA transferase

Reaction: formyl-CoA + oxalate = formate + oxalyl-CoA

Other name(s): formyl-coenzyme A transferase; formyl-CoA oxalate CoA-transferase

Systematic name: formyl-CoA:oxalate CoA-transferase

Comments: The enzyme from Oxalobacter formigenes can also catalyse the transfer of CoA from formyl-CoA to succinate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 128826-27-7


1. Baetz, A.L. and Allison, M.J. Purification and characterization of formyl-coenzyme A transferase from Oxalobacter formigenes. J. Bacteriol. 172 (1990) 3537-3540. [PMID: 2361939]

2. Sidhu, H., Ogden, S.D., Lung, H.Y., Luttge, B.G., Baetz, A.L. and Peck, A.B. DNA sequencing and expression of the formyl coenzyme A transferase gene, frc, from Oxalobacter formigenes. J. Bacteriol. 179 (1997) 3378-3381. [PMID: 9150242]

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