Accepted name: 2-amino-5-formylamino-6-ribosylaminopyrimidin-4(3H)-one 5′-monophosphate deformylase
Reaction: 2-amino-5-formylamino-6-(5-phospho-D-ribosylamino)pyrimidin-4(3H)-one + H2O = 2,5-diamino-6-(5-phospho-D-ribosylamino)pyrimidin-4(3H)-one + formate
Other name(s): ArfB
Systematic name: 2-amino-5-formylamino-6-(5-phospho-D-ribosylamino)pyrimidin-4(3H)-one amidohydrolase
Comments: The enzyme catalyses the second step in archaeal riboflavin and 7,8-didemethyl-8-hydroxy-5-deazariboflavin biosynthesis. The first step is catalysed by EC (GTP cyclohydrolase IIa). The bacterial enzyme, EC (GTP cyclohydrolase II) catalyses both reactions.
1.  Grochowski, L.L., Xu, H. and White, R.H. An iron(II) dependent formamide hydrolase catalyzes the second step in the archaeal biosynthetic pathway to riboflavin and 7,8-didemethyl-8-hydroxy-5-deazariboflavin. Biochemistry 48 (2009) 4181–4188. [PMID: 19309161]
[EC created 2010, modified 2011]