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Information on EC - formaldehyde dismutase

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     1 Oxidoreductases
         1.2 Acting on the aldehyde or oxo group of donors
       formaldehyde dismutase
IUBMB Comments
The enzyme contains a tightly but noncovalently bound NADP(H) cofactor, as well as Zn2+ and Mg2+. Enzyme-bound NADPH formed by oxidation of formaldehyde to formate is oxidized back to NADP+ by reaction with a second formaldehyde, yielding methanol. The enzyme from the bacterium Mycobacterium sp. DSM 3803 also catalyses the reactions of EC, alcohol dehydrogenase (nicotinoprotein) and EC, methanol dehydrogenase (nicotinoprotein) . Formaldehyde and acetaldehyde can act as donors; formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and propanal can act as acceptors [1,2].
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Reaction Schemes
formaldehyde dismutase, aldehyde dismutase, more
2 formaldehyde + H2O = formate + methanol
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