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Information on EC 2.8.4.1 - coenzyme-B sulfoethylthiotransferase

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IUBMB Comments

This enzyme catalyses the final step in methanogenesis, the biological production of methane. This important anaerobic process is carried out only by methanogenic archaea. The enzyme can also function in reverse, for anaerobic oxidation of methane.

The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Archaea, Eukaryota, Bacteria

Synonyms
methyl-coenzyme m reductase, methyl coenzyme m reductase, methyl-com reductase, methyl coenzyme-m reductase, mcr ii, mcr i, mcrox1, methyl coenzyme m reductase a, methyl-coenzyme-m reductase, methyl-coenzyme m reductase a, more

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LITERATURE
methyl-CoM + CoB = CoM-S-S-CoB + methane
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