IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: trans-epoxysuccinate hydrolase

Reaction: trans-2,3-epoxysuccinate + H2O = meso-tartrate

Other name(s): trans-epoxysuccinate hydratase; tartrate epoxydase

Systematic name: trans-2,3-epoxysuccinate hydrolase

Comments: Acts on both optical isomers of the substrate. Formerly EC

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37290-73-6


1. Allen, R.H. and Jakoby, W.B. Tartaric acid metabolism. IX. Synthesis with tartrate epoxidase. J. Biol. Chem. 244 (1969) 2078-2084. [PMID: 5782001]

[EC created 1984]

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