Formaldehyde dismutase


Formaldehyde dismutase

In enzymology, a formaldehyde dismutase (EC number|1.2.99.4) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

:2 formaldehyde ightleftharpoons formate + methanol

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, formaldehyde, and two products, formate and methanol.

This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the aldehyde or oxo group of donor with other acceptors. The systematic name of this enzyme class is formaldehyde:formaldehyde oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include aldehyde dismutase, and cannizzanase.

tructural studies

As of late 2007, only one structure has been solved for this class of enzymes, with the PDB accession code PDB link|2DPH.

References

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External links

::"The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is CAS registry|85204-94-0."

Gene Ontology (GO) codes


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