IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3-oxolaurate decarboxylase

Reaction: 3-oxododecanoate = 2-undecanone + CO2

Other name(s): β-ketolaurate decarboxylase; β-ketoacyl decarboxylase; 3-oxododecanoate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: 3-oxododecanoate carboxy-lyase (2-undecanone-forming)

Comments: Also decarboxylates other C14 to C16 oxo acids.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37290-49-6


1. Franke, W., Platzeck, A. and Eichhorn, G. [On the knowledge of fatty acid catabolism by mold fungi. III. On a decarboxylase for average β-ketomonocarbonic acids (β-ketolaurate decarboxylase)] Arch. Mikrobiol. 40 (1961) 73-93.

[EC created 1972]

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