A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. Also catalyses formyl transfer from 5-formyltetrahydrofolate to L-glutamate (a reaction formerly listed as EC 22.214.171.124). In eukaryotes, it occurs as a bifunctional enzyme that also has formimidoyltetrahydrofolate cyclodeaminase (EC 126.96.36.199) activity.
Miller, A. and Waelsch, H. Formimino transfer from formamidinoglutaric acid to tetrahydrofolic acid. J. Biol. Chem.228 (1957) 397–417. [PMID: 13475327]
Silverman, M., Keresztesy, J.C., Koval, G.J. and Gardiner, R.C. Citrovorium factor and the synthesis of formylglutamic acid. J. Biol. Chem.226 (1957) 83–94. [PMID: 13428739]
Tabor, H. and Wyngarden, L. The enzymatic formation of formiminotetrahydrofolic acid, 5,10-methenyltetrahydrofolic acid, and 10-formyltetrahydrofolic acid in the metabolism of formiminoglutamic acid. J. Biol. Chem.234 (1959) 1830–1849. [PMID: 13672973]
[EC 188.8.131.52 created 1961, modified 2000 (EC 184.108.40.206 created 1965, incorporated 1984)]