IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dehydro-L-gulonate decarboxylase

Reaction: 3-dehydro-L-gulonate = L-xylulose + CO2

Other name(s): keto-L-gulonate decarboxylase; 3-keto-L-gulonate decarboxylase; 3-dehydro-L-gulonate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: 3-dehydro-L-gulonate carboxy-lyase (L-xylulose-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9024-67-3


1. Smiley, J.D. and Ashwell, G. Purification and properties of β-L-hydroxy acid dehydrogenase. II. Isolation of β-keto-L-gulonic acid, an intermediate in L-xylulose biosynthesis. J. Biol. Chem. 236 (1961) 357-364.

[EC created 1965]

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