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EC 3.5.4.27     
Accepted name: methenyltetrahydromethanopterin cyclohydrolase
Reaction: 5,10-methenyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydromethanopterin + H2O = 5-formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydromethanopterin
For diagram of methane biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: tetrahydromethanopterin = 1-(4-{(1R)-1-[(6S,7S)-2-amino-7-methyl-4-oxo-3,4,5,6,7,8-hexahydropteridin-6-yl]ethylamino}phenyl)-1-deoxy-5-O-{5-O-[(1S)-1,3-dicarboxypropylphosphonato]-α-D-ribofuranosyl}-D-ribitol
Other name(s): 5,10-methenyltetrahydromethanopterin cyclohydrolase; N5,N10-methenyltetrahydromethanopterin cyclohydrolase; methenyl-H4MPT cyclohydrolase; 5,10-methenyltetrahydromethanopterin 10-hydrolase (decyclizing)
Systematic name: 5,10-methenyltetrahydromethanopterin 10-hydrolase (ring-opening)
Comments: Methanopterin is a pterin analogue. The enzyme is involved in the formation of methane from CO2 in Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 99533-50-3
References:
1.  Donnelly, M.I., Escalante-Semerena, J.C., Rinehart, K.L., Jr. and Wolfe, R.S. Methenyl-tetrahydromethanopterin cyclohydrolase in cell extracts of Methanobacterium. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 242 (1985) 430–439. [PMID: 4062290]
[EC 3.5.4.27 created 1989]
 
 


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