IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: hydroxypyruvate decarboxylase

Reaction: hydroxypyruvate = glycolaldehyde + CO2

Other name(s): hydroxypyruvate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: hydroxypyruvate carboxy-lyase (glycolaldehyde-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37289-43-3


1. Hedrick, J.L. and Sallach, H.J. The nonoxidative decarboxylation of hydroxypyruvate in mammalian systems. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 105 (1964) 261-269.

[EC created 1972]

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