IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dihydroxyfumarate decarboxylase

Reaction: dihydroxyfumarate = 2-hydroxy-3-oxopropanoate + CO2

Glossary: 2-hydroxy-3-oxopropanoate = tartronate semialdehyde

Other name(s): dihydroxyfumarate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: dihydroxyfumarate carboxy-lyase (tartronate-semialdehyde-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37289-51-3


1. Fukumaga, K. Metabolism of dihydroxyfumarate, hydroxypyruvate, and their related compounds. I. Enzymic formation of xylulose in liver. J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 47 (1960) 741-754.

[EC created 1972]

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