IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2-dehydropantoate aldolase

Reaction: 2-dehydropantoate = 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate + formaldehyde

pantoate = 2,4-dihydroxy-3,3-dimethylbutanoate

Other name(s): ketopantoaldolase; 2-dehydropantoate formaldehyde-lyase

Systematic name: 2-dehydropantoate formaldehyde-lyase (3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9024-51-5


1. McIntosh, E.N., Purko, M. and Wood, W.A. Ketopantoate formation by a hydroxymethylation enzyme from Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 228 (1957) 499-510.

[EC created 1965, modified 2002]

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