Riboflavinase

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riboflavinase
Identifiers
EC number 3.5.99.1
CAS number 9024-79-7
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / EGO

In enzymology, a riboflavinase (EC 3.5.99.1) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

riboflavin + H2O \rightleftharpoons ribitol + lumichrome

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are riboflavin and H2O, whereas its two products are ribitol and lumichrome.

This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, those acting on carbon-nitrogen bonds other than peptide bonds, specifically in compounds that have not been otherwise categorized within EC number 3.5. The systematic name of this enzyme class is riboflavin hydrolase. This enzyme participates in riboflavin metabolism.

References[edit]

  • Yanagita T and Foster JW (1956). "A bacterial riboflavin hydrolase". J. Biol. Chem. 221 (2): 593–607. PMID 13357454.