IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: UDP-glucuronate decarboxylase

Reaction: UDP-D-glucuronate = UDP-D-xylose + CO2

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): uridine-diphosphoglucuronate decarboxylase; UDP-D-glucuronate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: UDP-D-glucuronate carboxy-lyase (UDP-D-xylose-forming)

Comments: Requires NAD+.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-68-4


1. Ankel, H. and Feingold, D.S. Biosynthesis of uridine diphosphate D-xylose. 1. Uridine diphosphate glucuronate carboxy-lyase of wheat germ. Biochemistry 4 (1965) 2468-2475.

[EC created 1965]

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