IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: acylpyruvate hydrolase

Reaction: A 3-acylpyruvate + H2O = a carboxylate + pyruvate

Systematic name: 3-acylpyruvate acylhydrolase

Comments: Acts on formylpyruvate, 2,4-dioxopentanoate, 2,4-dioxohexanoate and 2,4-dioxoheptanoate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 54004-67-0


1. Watson, G.H., Houghton, C. and Cain, R.B. Microbial metabolism of the pyridine ring. The metabolism of pyridine-3,4-diol (3,4-dihydroxypyridine) by Agrobacterium sp. Biochem. J. 140 (1974) 277-292. [PMID: 4375963]

[EC created 1976]

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