This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring nitrogenous groups transferring other nitrogenous groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate:3-amino-2-oxopropyl phosphate 3-amino-2-oxopropyltransferase (phosphate-hydrolysing; cyclizing). Other names in common use include pyridoxine 5-phosphate phospho lyase, PNP synthase, and PdxJ. This enzyme participates in vitamin B6 metabolism.
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