glycine hydroxymethyltransferasemedical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> A pyridoxal phosphate enzyme that catalyses the reaction of glycine and 5,10-methylene-tetrahydrofolate to form serine. It also catalyses the reaction of glycine with acetaldehyde to form l-threonine.

Chemical name: 5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate:glycine hydroxymethyltransferase

Registry number: EC 2.1.2.1

(12 Dec 1998)