(5-formylfuran-3-yl)methyl phosphate synthase (IPR007565)

Short name: 4HFCP_synth

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


This entry represents the (5-formylfuran-3-yl)methyl phosphate synthase (also known as 4-HFC-P synthase or MfnB), which has a classical TIM-barrel structure whose biological unit is a homohexamer. It is involved in the production of methanofuran. MfnB from Methanocaldococcus jannaschii catalyzed at least 10 separate chemical reactions in converting two molecules of glyceraldehyde-3-P (GA-3-P) to 4-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furancarboxaldehyde-P (4-HFC-P), the first discrete intermediate in the biosynthetic pathway to the furan moiety of the coenzyme methanofuran [PMID: 25905665].

This family also includes putative (5-formylfuran-3-yl)methyl phosphate synthases from bacteria.

Contributing signatures

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