IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: oxalate oxidoreductase

Reaction: oxalate + oxidized ferredoxin = 2 CO2 + reduced ferredoxin

Systematic name: oxalate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase

Comments: Contains thiamine diphosphate and [4Fe-4S] clusters. Acceptors include ferredoxin and the nickel-dependent carbon monoxide dehydrogenase (EC

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1. Daniel, S.L., Pilsl, C. and Drake, H.L. Oxalate metabolism by the acetogenic bacterium Moorella thermoacetica. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 231 (2004) 39-43. [PMID: 14769464]

2. Pierce, E., Becker, D.F. and Ragsdale, S.W. Identification and characterization of oxalate oxidoreductase, a novel thiamine pyrophosphate-dependent 2-oxoacid oxidoreductase that enables anaerobic growth on oxalate. J. Biol. Chem. 285 (2010) 40515-40524. [PMID: 20956531]

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