5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin reductase

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coenzyme F420-dependent N5,N10-methenyltetrahydromethanopterin reductase
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In enzymology, a 5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin reductase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

5-methyltetrahydromethanopterin + coenzyme F420 5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin + reduced coenzyme F420

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are 5-methyltetrahydromethanopterin and coenzyme F420, whereas its two products are 5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin and reduced coenzyme F420.

This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the CH-NH group of donors with other acceptors. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 5-methyltetrahydromethanopterin:coenzyme-F420 oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include 5,10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin cyclohydrolase, N5,N10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin reductase, methylene-H4MPT reductase, coenzyme F420-dependent N5,N10-methenyltetrahydromethanopterin, reductase, and N5,N10-methylenetetrahydromethanopterin:coenzyme-F420 oxidoreductase. This enzyme participates in folate biosynthesis.


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