IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-pentonate aldolase

Reaction: 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-pentonate = pyruvate + glycolaldehyde

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): 2-keto-3-deoxy-L-pentonate aldolase; 2-keto-3-deoxy-L-arabonate aldolase; 2-keto-3-deoxy-D-xylonate aldolase; 3-deoxy-D-pentulosonic acid aldolase; 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-pentonate glycolaldehyde-lyase

Systematic name: 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-pentonate glycolaldehyde-lyase (pyruvate-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9076-49-7


1. Dahms, A.S. and Anderson, R.L. 2-Keto-3-deoxy-L-arabonate aldolase and its role in a new pathway of L-arabinose degradation. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 36 (1969) 809-814. [PMID: 5808295]

[EC created 1972, modified 1976]

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