IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (diphosphate)

Reaction: diphosphate + oxaloacetate = phosphate + phosphoenolpyruvate + CO2

Other name(s): phosphopyruvate carboxylase (ambiguous); PEP carboxyphosphotransferase (ambiguous); PEP carboxykinase (ambiguous); phosphopyruvate carboxykinase (pyrophosphate); PEP carboxylase (ambiguous); phosphopyruvate carboxykinase (ambiguous); phosphoenolpyruvic carboxykinase (ambiguous); phosphoenolpyruvic carboxylase (ambiguous); phosphoenolpyruvate carboxytransphosphorylase (ambiguous); phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (ambiguous); phosphoenolpyruvic carboxykinase; phosphoenolpyruvic carboxylase; PEPCTrP; phosphoenolpyruvic carboxykinase (pyrophosphate); phosphoenolpyruvic carboxylase (pyrophosphate); phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (ambiguous); phosphoenolpyruvate carboxyphosphotransferase (ambiguous); phosphoenolpyruvic carboxytransphosphorylase (ambiguous); phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (pyrophosphate); phosphopyruvate carboxylase (pyrophosphate); diphosphate:oxaloacetate carboxy-lyase (transphosphorylating)

Systematic name: diphosphate:oxaloacetate carboxy-lyase (transphosphorylating; phosphoenolpyruvate-forming)

Comments: Also catalyses the reaction: phosphoenolpyruvate + phosphate = pyruvate + diphosphate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9013-12-1


1. Lochmuller, H., Wood, H.G. and Davis, J.J. Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxytransphosphorylase. II. Crystallization and properties. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 5678-5691. [PMID: 4288896]

[EC created 1965]

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