IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: decylcitrate synthase

Reaction: lauroyl-CoA + H2O + oxaloacetate = (2S,3S)-2-hydroxytridecane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate + CoA

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Other name(s): 2-decylcitrate synthase; (2S,3S)-2-hydroxytridecane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate oxaloacetate-lyase (CoA-acylating)

Systematic name: dodecanoyl-CoA:oxaloacetate C-dodecanoyltransferase (thioester-hydrolysing, 1-carboxyundecyl-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9068-72-8


1. Måhlén, A. and Gatenbeck, S. A metabolic variation in Penicillium spiculisporum Lehman. II. Purification and some properties of the enzyme synthesizing (–)-decylcitric acid. Acta Chem. Scand. 22 (1968) 2617-2623. [PMID: 5719165]

2. Måhlén, A. Properties of 2-decylcitrate synthase from Penicillium spiculisporum Lehman. Eur. J. Biochem. 22 (1971) 104-114. [PMID: 5099208]

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

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