Methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase (NADP+)

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methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase (NADP+)
Methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase dimer, Human
EC no.
CAS no.9029-14-5
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In enzymology, a methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase (NADP+) (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate + NADP+ 5,10-methenyltetrahydrofolate + NADPH + H+

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate and NADP+, whereas its 3 products are 5,10-methenyltetrahydrofolate, NADPH, and H+.

This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the CH-NH group of donors with NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate:NADP+ oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include N5,N10-methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase, 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate:NADP oxidoreductase, 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase, methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase, and methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase (NADP). This enzyme participates in glyoxylate and dicarboxylate metabolism and one carbon pool by folate.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, 8 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1A4I, 1DIA, 1DIB, 1DIG, 1LU9, 1LUA, 2C2X, and 2C2Y.


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