IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: transaldolase

Reaction: sedoheptulose 7-phosphate + D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate = D-erythrose 4-phosphate + D-fructose 6-phosphate

For diagram of reaction click here (mechanism), another example click here.

Other name(s): dihydroxyacetonetransferase; dihydroxyacetone synthase (incorrect); formaldehyde transketolase (incorrect)

Systematic name: sedoheptulose-7-phosphate:D-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate glyceronetransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9014-46-4


1. Horecker, B.L. and Smyrniotis, P.Z. Purification and properties of yeast transaldolase. J. Biol. Chem. 212 (1955) 811-825.

2. Racker, E. Transaldolase. In: Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd ed., vol. 5, Academic Press, New York, 1961, pp. 407-412.

3. Tsolas, O. and Horecker, B.L. Transaldolase. In: Boyer, P.D. (Ed.), The Enzymes, 3rd ed., vol. 7, Academic Press, New York, 1972, pp. 259-280.

[EC created 1961]

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