IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phosphoribosylglycinamide formyltransferase

Reaction: 10-formyltetrahydrofolate + N1-(5-phospho-D-ribosyl)glycinamide = tetrahydrofolate + N2-formyl-N1-(5-phospho-D-ribosyl)glycinamide

For reaction pathway click here.

Other name(s): 2-amino-N-ribosylacetamide 5'-phosphate transformylase; GAR formyltransferase; GAR transformylase; glycinamide ribonucleotide transformylase; GAR TFase; 5,10-methenyltetrahydrofolate:2-amino-N-ribosylacetamide ribonucleotide transformylase

Systematic name: 10-formyltetrahydrofolate:5'-phosphoribosylglycinamide N-formyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9032-02-4


1. Hartman, S.C. and Buchanan, J.M. Biosynthesis of the purines. XXVI. The identification of the formyl donors of the transformylation reaction. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 1812-1816.

2. Smith, G.K., Benkovic, P.A. and Benkovic, S.J. L(–)-10-Formyltetrahydrofolate is the cofactor for glycinamide ribonucleotide transformylase from chicken liver. Biochemistry 20 (1981) 4034-4036. [PMID: 7284307]

3. Warren, L. and Buchanan, J.M. Biosynthesis of the purines. XIX. 2-Amino-N-ribosylacetamide 5'-phosphate (glycinamide ribotide) transformylase. J. Biol. Chem. 229 (1957) 613-626.

[EC created 1961, modified 2000]

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