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Pyrimidine transferase

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pyrimidine transferase --> thiamin pyridinylase

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme catalyzing transfer of a pyridine or other bases into the position of the pyrimidine in thiamin; e.g., thiamin reacting with pyridine produces heteropyrithiamin and 4-methyl-5-(2'-hydroxyethyl)-thiazole.

Synonym: pyrimidine transferase, thiaminase I.