The enzyme from Paracoccus denitrificans accelerates the spontaneous reaction in which the adduct of formaldehyde and glutathione is formed, i.e. the substrate for EC 18.104.22.1684, S-(hydroxymethyl)glutathione dehydrogenase, in the formaldehyde-detoxification pathway.
Goenrich, M., Bartoschek, S., Hagemeier, C.H., Griesinger, C. and Vorholt, J.A. A glutathione-dependent formaldehyde-activating enzyme (Gfa) from Paracoccus denitrificans detected and purified via two-dimensional proton exchange NMR spectroscopy. J. Biol. Chem.277 (2002) 3069–3072. [DOI] [PMID: 11741920]
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