Reaction: 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate + [dihydrolipoyllysine-residue (2-methylpropanoyl)transferase] lipoyllysine = [dihydrolipoyllysine-residue (2-methylpropanoyl)transferase] S-(2-methylpropanoyl)dihydrolipoyllysine + CO2
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Glossary: dihydrolipoyl group
Other name(s):2-oxoisocaproate dehydrogenase; 2-oxoisovalerate (lipoate) dehydrogenase; 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate dehydrogenase (lipoamide); 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate:lipoamide oxidoreductase (decarboxylating and acceptor-2-methylpropanoylating); α-keto-α-methylvalerate dehydrogenase; α-ketoisocaproate dehydrogenase; α-ketoisocaproic dehydrogenase; α-ketoisocaproic-α-keto-α-methylvaleric dehydrogenase; α-ketoisovalerate dehydrogenase; α-oxoisocaproate dehydrogenase; BCKDH (ambiguous); BCOAD; branched chain keto acid dehydrogenase; branched-chain (-2-oxoacid) dehydrogenase (BCD); branched-chain 2-keto acid dehydrogenase; branched-chain 2-oxo acid dehydrogenase; branched-chain α-keto acid dehydrogenase; branched-chain α-oxo acid dehydrogenase; branched-chain keto acid dehydrogenase; branched-chain ketoacid dehydrogenase; dehydrogenase, 2-oxoisovalerate (lipoate); dehydrogenase, branched chain α-keto acid
Systematic name: 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate:[dihydrolipoyllysine-residue (2-methylpropanoyl)transferase]-lipoyllysine 2-oxidoreductase (decarboxylating, acceptor-2-methylpropanoylating)
Comments: Contains thiamine diphosphate. It acts not only on 3-methyl-2-oxobutanaoate, but also on 4-methyl-2-oxopentanoate and (S)-3-methyl-2-oxopentanoate, so that it acts on the 2-oxo acids that derive from the action of transaminases on valine, leucine and isoleucine. It is a component of the multienzyme 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate dehydrogenase complex in which multiple copies of it are bound to a core of molecules of EC 220.127.116.11, dihydrolipoyllysine-residue (2-methylpropanoyl)transferase, which also binds multiple copies of EC 18.104.22.168, dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase. It does not act on free lipoamide or lipoyllysine, but only on the lipoyllysine residue in EC 22.214.171.124.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9082-72-8
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