IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: coenzyme F430 synthetase

Reaction: ATP + 15,173-seco-F430-173-acid = ADP + phosphate + coenzyme F430

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Other name(s): cfbE (gene name)

Systematic name: 15,173-seco-F430-173-acid cyclo-ligase (ADP-forming)

Comments: The enzyme, studied from the methanogenic archaeon Methanosarcina acetivorans, catalyses the last step in the biosynthesis of the nickel-containing tetrapyrrole cofactor coenzyme F430, which is required by EC, coenzyme-B sulfoethylthiotransferase.

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1. Zheng, K., Ngo, P.D., Owens, V.L., Yang, X.P. and Mansoorabadi, S.O. The biosynthetic pathway of coenzyme F430 in methanogenic and methanotrophic archaea. Science 354 (2016) 339-342. [PMID: 27846569]

[EC created 2017]

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