IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3-propylmalate synthase

Reaction: pentanoyl-CoA + H2O + glyoxylate = 3-propylmalate + CoA

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Other name(s): 3-(n-propyl)-malate synthase; 3-propylmalate glyoxylate-lyase (CoA-pentanoylating); β-n-propylmalate synthase; n-propylmalate synthase

Systematic name: pentanoyl-CoA:glyoxylate C-pentanoyltransferase (thioester-hydrolysing, 1-carboxybutyl-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37290-62-3


1. Imai, K., Reeves, H.C. and Ajl, S.J. n-Propylmalate synthetase. J. Biol. Chem. 238 (1963) 3193-3198.

[EC created 1972 as EC, transferred 2002 to EC]

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