Detailed entry information

Protein Information (annotations from UniProt)

Database IDHIV0001863
UniProt IDP49914
Primary gene name(s)MTHFS
Synonym gene name(s)unknown
Protein name5-formyltetrahydrofolate cyclo-ligase
Protein functionContributes to tetrahydrofolate metabolism. Helps regulate carbon flow through the folate-dependent one-carbon metabolic network that supplies carbon for the biosynthesis of purines, thymidine and amino acids. Catalyzes the irreversible conversion of 5-formyltetrahydrofolate, 5-FTHF to yield 5,10-methenyltetrahydrofolate. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:8522195}.
Subcellular locationCytoplasm.
ECO codeClick here for more information.
Amino acid sequence
FASTA format: P49914
Gene Ontology
(Biological Process)
Complete annatation
folic acid catabolic process [GO:0046657];
folic acid-containing compound biosynthetic process [GO:0009396];
folic acid metabolic process [GO:0046655];
formate metabolic process [GO:0015942];
glutamate metabolic process [GO:0006536];
tetrahydrofolate interconversion [GO:0035999];
tetrahydrofolate metabolic process [GO:0046653]
Gene Ontology
(Molecular Function)
Complete annatation
5-formyltetrahydrofolate cyclo-ligase activity [GO:0030272];
ATP binding [GO:0005524];
folic acid binding [GO:0005542];
metal ion binding [GO:0046872]
Gene Ontology
(Cellular Component)
Complete annatation
cytoplasm [GO:0005737];
cytosol [GO:0005829];
mitochondrial matrix [GO:0005759]
Protein-protein interaction115837
Phylogenetic treeP49914
HIV replication factor status Zhou et al., Cell. Host. Microbe., 2008
Brass et al., Science, 2008
Smith et al., J. Immunol, 2010
gene status
Lu et al., J. Virol., 2011
      Folds changes 8h: unknown; Folds changes 16h: unknown; Tested: unknown;
Schoggins JW and Rice CM, Curr. Opin. Virol., 2011
      Targeted viruses: unknown
      Viral life cycle: unknown
      Mechanism related to antiviral activity: unknown
Anti-viral restriction factor Liu et al., Retrovirology, 2011
      unknown (Triplicates)

Gene Expression Profile       top

            Up-regulated;            Down-regulated

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Gene expression during HIV latency

(1). Mohammadi et al., PLoS Pathog., 2014

Differentially expressed transcripts (Pairwise) during latency and subsequent viral reactivation using several agents - Primary CD4+ T-cell based model

DMSO: Dimethyl suloxyde (negative control) - 0.0033% final
SAHA: Vorinostat (Histone deacetylase inhibitor) - 0.5 μM
CD3: TCR Stimulation by IL-2+ antiCD3/anti-CD28 antibodies
IL7: Interleukin-7 based stimulation
DISU: Disulfiram (alcohol dehydrogenase inhibitor) - 0.5 μM
AZA: 5-azacytidine (AZA; DNA methylation inhibitor) - 1 μM
Experimental Condition Log2 Fold Change P value Adjusted P value
AZA vs. CD30.2056649457403630.5377375076798440.651300202165751
AZA vs. DISU-0.3428276276424280.1877996287529170.773472674255343
AZA vs. IL70.135546786849570.4996881329402880.999311006273513
AZA vs. SAHA-1.127614109939050.000444676093704910.0118051768141924
DISU vs. CD3-0.5600314833087660.1297519050857750.228597500848875
DISU vs. IL70.4687110588751940.07006094179105020.351615487510228
DISU vs. SAHA-0.783166026798820.016395884455110.142751227396281
DMSO vs. AZA-0.04155747500459450.8156752277034631
DMSO vs. CD3-0.2556494045506530.4331591189825770.546527816371232
DMSO vs. DISU0.3002313494003670.2316411263941440.746144395276632
DMSO vs. IL70.1837119130255150.3291720997728790.80304552824776
DMSO vs. SAHA-1.093033087621010.001048286011580250.0185057706281263
HIV vs. Mock in Activation-0.2393785282277070.7031817076904350.999983755607037
HIV vs. Mock in Latency0.01695483768762650.9230627729788130.999834320637052
IL7 vs. CD3-0.06283989209480850.8472148593251950.901206351169655
SAHA vs. CD3-1.358252582854570.0002049102225538670.000900028287346771
SAHA vs. IL7-1.266277566794135.50135863514045e-050.00120885539454967
(2). Iglesias-Ussel et al., J. Virol., 2013

Up and Downregulated transcripts during Latency (Latently infected CD4+ T cells vs Uninfected)- Primary CD4+Tcell based model
Log2 Fold Change P Value
unknown unknown

Gene expression during HIV infection and replication

(1). Imbeault et al., PloS Pathog., 2012

Transcriptomic profiling of HIV-1 infected CD4+ T cells - Primary CD4+ T cells
Experiment type Log2 Fold Change P Value Adjusted P Value
Infected vs. Mock unknown unknown unknown
Infected vs. Bystander unknown unknown unknown
(2). Lefebvre et al., J. Virol., 2011

Transcriptome analysis of T-cell line (Sup T1)
Log2 Fold Change unknown
(3). Li et al., J. Immunol., 2013

Lymphatic tissue
Acute Fold Change Acute P Value Asymt Fold Change Asypt P Value AIDS Fold Change AIDS P Value
unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
(4). Chang et al., MBio., 2011

Transcriptome analysis of T-cell line (Sup T1)

Derived from Sherrill-Mix et al., BMC Retrovirol., 2015 cross validation
Up-regulated (True) FALSE
(5). Sherrill-Mix et al., BMC Retrovirol., 2015

Deep RNA-seq analysis of primary human T cell infected with low passage HIV isolate HIV89.6 - Primary CD4+ T cell based
Test Status Log2 Fold Change P Value
OK -0.194211 0.368378
(6). Rotger et al., PLoS Pathog., 2010

Genome-wide mRNA expression of CD4+ T cells from HIV-infected patient
(Genes differentially expressed (at adjusted p<0.01) according to the empirical Bayes approach)
Log2 Fold Change P Value
unknown unknown

Proteomic/Transcriptomics studies indicating differentially expressed genes mediated by HIV

(1). Greenwood et al., Elife, 2016

Activated (CD3/CD28) Primary human CD4+ T cells infected with pNL4-3-dE-EGFP. The table shows the complete (unfiltered) TMT (tandem mass tag)-based proteomic time course dataset
6 h 24 h 48 h 72 h RTi
0.99 0.914 0.864 0.873 0.92
(2). Navare et al., Virology, 2012

SUP-T1 cell line
FC-4hpi P-value FC-8hpi P-value FC-20hpi P-value Category
unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
(3). Hyrcza et al., J. Virolo., 2007

Primary human CD4+ and CD8+ T Cells
Affymetrix Prob ID Fold Change In CD8? Category
unknown unknown unknown unknown

Protein Overview       top

Drug-protein Interaction       (annotations from DrugBank)      top

not found

Protein Secondary Structure       (annotations from PDB)      top

PDB Accession Method Resolution Chain Structure Preview
3HXT X-ray 1.9Å A=1-203.
3HY3 X-ray 1.8Å A=1-203.
3HY4 X-ray 2.8Å A=1-203.
3HY6 X-ray 2.1Å A=1-203.

HIV-1 Interaction       (annotations from NCBI HIV-1 Interaction Database)      top

not found

Metabolic/Signalling Pathway       (annotations from KEGG database)      top

Pathway Accession Number Description
hsa00670 One carbon pool by folate - Homo sapiens (human)
hsa01100 Metabolic pathways - Homo sapiens (human)