IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3-phosphoshikimate 1-carboxyvinyltransferase

Reaction: phosphoenolpyruvate + 3-phosphoshikimate = phosphate + 5-O-(1-carboxyvinyl)-3-phosphoshikimate

For diagram click here and mechanism here.

Other name(s): 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase; 3-enolpyruvylshikimate 5-phosphate synthase; 3-enolpyruvylshikimic acid-5-phosphate synthetase; 5'-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase; 5-enolpyruvyl-3-phosphoshikimate synthase; 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthetase; 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphoric acid synthase; enolpyruvylshikimate phosphate synthase; EPSP synthase

Systematic name: phosphoenolpyruvate:3-phosphoshikimate 5-O-(1-carboxyvinyl)-transferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9068-73-9


1. Morell, H., Clark, M.J., Knowles, P.F. and Sprinson, D.B. The enzymic synthesis of chorismic and prephenic acids from 3-enolpyruvylshikimic acid 5-phosphate. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 82-90. [PMID: 4289188]

[EC created 1976, modified 1983, modified 1989]

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