IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aminodeoxyfutalosine deaminase

Reaction: 6-amino-6-deoxyfutalosine + H2O = futalosine + NH3

For diagram of reaction click here.

Glossary: 6-amino-6-deoxyfutalosine = 3-{3-[(2R,3S,4R,5R)-5-(6-amino-9H-purin-9-yl)-3,4-dihydroxytetrahydrofuran-2-yl]propanoyl}benzoate
futalosine = 3-{3-[(3S,4R)-3,4-dihydroxy-5-(6-oxo-1,6-dihydro-9H-purin-9-yl)tetrahydrofuran-2-yl]propanoyl}benzoate

Other name(s): AFL deaminase; aminofutalosine deaminase; mqnX (gene name)

Systematic name: 6-amino-6-deoxyfutalosine deaminase

Comments: The enzyme, found in several bacterial species, is part of the futalosine pathway for menaquinone biosynthesis.

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1. Arakawa, C., Kuratsu, M., Furihata, K., Hiratsuka, T., Itoh, N., Seto, H. and Dairi, T. Diversity of the early step of the futalosine pathway. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 55 (2011) 913-916. [PMID: 21098241]

2. Goble, A.M., Toro, R., Li, X., Ornelas, A., Fan, H., Eswaramoorthy, S., Patskovsky, Y., Hillerich, B., Seidel, R., Sali, A., Shoichet, B.K., Almo, S.C., Swaminathan, S., Tanner, M.E. and Raushel, F.M. Deamination of 6-aminodeoxyfutalosine in menaquinone biosynthesis by distantly related enzymes. Biochemistry 52 (2013) 6525-6536. [PMID: 23972005]

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