IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature



Accepted name: 3-dehydro-4-phosphotetronate decarboxylase

Reaction: (1) 3-dehydro-4-phospho-L-erythronate = glycerone phosphate + CO2
(2) 3-dehydro-4-phospho-D-erythronate = glycerone phosphate + CO2

For diagram of reaction click here.

Glossary: L-erythronate = (2S,3S)-2,3,4-trihydroxybutanoate
D-erythronate = (2R,3R)-2,3,4-trihydroxybutanoate

Other name(s): otnC (gene name)

Systematic name: 3-dehydro-4-phosphotetronate carboxy-lyase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from bacteria, is involved in D-erythronate and L-threonate catabolism.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number:


1. Zhang, X., Carter, M.S., Vetting, M.W., San Francisco, B., Zhao, S., Al-Obaidi, N.F., Solbiati, J.O., Thiaville, J.J., de Crecy-Lagard, V., Jacobson, M.P., Almo, S.C. and Gerlt, J.A. Assignment of function to a domain of unknown function: DUF1537 is a new kinase family in catabolic pathways for acid sugars. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 113 (2016) E4161-E4169. [PMID: 27402745]

[EC created 2017]

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