IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-2-oxobut-3-enoate aldolase

Reaction: (3Z)-4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-2-oxobut-3-enoate + H2O = 2-formylbenzoate + pyruvate

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): 2'-carboxybenzalpyruvate aldolase; (3E)-4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-2-oxobut-3-enoate 2-carboxybenzaldehyde-lyase; (3Z)-4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-2-oxobut-3-enoate 2-carboxybenzaldehyde-lyase

Systematic name: (3Z)-4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-2-oxobut-3-enoate 2-formylbenzoate-lyase (pyruvate-forming)

Comments: Involved, with EC (1-hydroxy-2-naphthoate 1,2-dioxygenase), in the metabolism of phenanthrene in bacteria.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, UM-BBD, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 86611-90-7


1. Barnsley, E.A. Phthalate pathway of phenanthrene metabolism: formation of 2'-carboxybenzalpyruvate. J. Bacteriol. 154 (1983) 113-117. [PMID: 6833175]

[EC created 1989]

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