The Enzyme Database

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EC 4.1.2.59     
Accepted name: dihydroneopterin phosphate aldolase
Reaction: 7,8-dihydroneopterin 3′-phosphate = 6-(hydroxymethyl)-7,8-dihydropterin + glycolaldehyde phosphate
Other name(s): H2NMP aldolase
Systematic name: 7,8-dihydroneopterin 3′-phosphate glycolaldehyde phosphate-lyase [6-(hydroxymethyl)-7,8-dihydropterin-forming]
Comments: The enzyme participates in methanopterin biosynthesis the archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus. The enzyme is specific for 7,8-dihydroneopterin 3′-phosphate. cf. EC 4.1.2.25, dihydroneopterin aldolase and EC 4.1.2.60, dihydroneopterin triphosphate aldolase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  de Crecy-Lagard, V., Phillips, G., Grochowski, L.L., El Yacoubi, B., Jenney, F., Adams, M.W., Murzin, A.G. and White, R.H. Comparative genomics guided discovery of two missing archaeal enzyme families involved in the biosynthesis of the pterin moiety of tetrahydromethanopterin and tetrahydrofolate. ACS Chem. Biol. 7 (2012) 1807–1816. [PMID: 22931285]
[EC 4.1.2.59 created 2017]
 
 


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