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5,6-dimethylbenzimidazole synthase BluB (IPR012825)

Short name: BluB

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Description

A previously published hypothesis that BluB, involved in cobalamin biosynthesis [PMID: 12869542, PMID: 7635831], is cob(II)yrinic acid a,c-diamide reductase (EC:1.16.8.1) has now been contradicted by newer work ascribing a role in 5,6-dimethylbenzimidazole (DMB) biosynthesis [PMID: 17301238, PMID: 17377583]. The BluB protein is related to the nitroreductase family.

Contributing signatures

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