IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: acetylpyruvate hydrolase

Reaction: acetylpyruvate + H2O = acetate + pyruvate

Systematic name: 2,4-dioxopentanoate acetylhydrolase

Comments: Highly specific; does not act on pyruvate, oxaloacetate, maleylpyruvate, fumarylpyruvate or acetylacetone.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 56214-30-3


1. Davey, J.F. and Ribbons, D.W. Metabolism of resorcinylic compounds by bacteria. Purification and properties of acetylpyruvate hydrolase from Pseudomonas putida 01. J. Biol. Chem. 250 (1975) 3826-3830. [PMID: 236305]

[EC created 1984]

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