Peptide deformylase

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peptide deformylase
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In enzymology, a peptide deformylase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

formyl-L-methionyl peptide + H2O formate + methionyl peptide

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are formyl-L-methionyl peptide and H2O, whereas its two products are formate and methionyl peptide.

This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, those acting on carbon-nitrogen bonds other than peptide bonds, specifically in linear amides. The systematic name of this enzyme class is formyl-L-methionyl peptide amidohydrolase.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, 34 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1IX1, 1LM4, 1LM6, 1LME, 1LQW, 1LQY, 1LRU, 1LRY, 1N5N, 1Q1Y, 1S17, 1SV2, 1SZZ, 1V3Y, 1VEV, 1VEY, 1VEZ, 1WS0, 1WS1, 1XEM, 1XEN, 1XEO, 1Y6H, 1ZXZ, 1ZY0, 1ZY1, 2AI7, 2AI8, 2AI9, 2AIA, 2AIE, 2EW5, 2EW6, and 2EW7.


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