IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


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

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

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

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

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 55326-36-8


1. Dahms, A.S. 3-Deoxy-D-pentulosonic acid aldolase and its role in a new pathway of D-xylose degradation. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 60 (1974) 1433-1439. [PMID: 4423285]

2. Dahms, A.S. and Donald, A. 2-Keto-3-deoxy-D-xylonate aldolase (3-deoxy-D-pentulosonic acid aldolase). Methods Enzymol. 90 (1982) 269-272. [PMID: 7154955]

[EC created 1976]

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