IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: pyridinium-3,5-bisthiocarboxylic acid mononucleotide nickel chelatase

Reaction: Ni(II)-pyridinium-3,5-bisthiocarboxylate mononucleotide = pyridinium-3,5-bisthiocarboxylate mononucleotide + Ni2+

Other name(s): LarC; P2TMN nickel chelatase

Systematic name: Ni(II)-pyridinium-3,5-bisthiocarboxylate mononucleotide nickel-lyase (pyridinium-3,5-bisthiocarboxylate-mononucleotide forming)

Comments: This enzyme, found in Lactobacillus plantarum, is involved in the biosynthesis of a nickel-pincer cofactor. It catalyses the insertion of Ni2+ into the cofactor forming a covalent bond between a carbon atom and the nickel atom.

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


1. Desguin, B., Goffin, P., Viaene, E., Kleerebezem, M., Martin-Diaconescu, V., Maroney, M.J., Declercq, J.P., Soumillion, P. and Hols, P. Lactate racemase is a nickel-dependent enzyme activated by a widespread maturation system. Nat Commun 5 (2014) 3615. [PMID: 24710389]

2. Desguin, B., Soumillion, P., Hols, P. and Hausinger, R.P. Nickel-pincer cofactor biosynthesis involves LarB-catalyzed pyridinium carboxylation and LarE-dependent sacrificial sulfur insertion. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 113 (2016) 5598-5603. [PMID: 27114550]

[EC created 2017]

Return to EC 4.99.1 home page
Return to EC 4.99 home page
Return to EC 4 home page
Return to Enzymes home page
Return to IUBMB Biochemical Nomenclature home page