IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3-hydroxy-3-isohexenylglutaryl-CoA lyase

Reaction: 3-hydroxy-3-(4-methylpent-3-en-1-yl)glutaryl-CoA = 7-methyl-3-oxooct-6-enoyl-CoA + acetate

Other name(s): β-hydroxy-β-isohexenylglutaryl CoA-lyase; hydroxyisohexenylglutaryl-CoA:acetatelyase; 3-hydroxy-3-isohexenylglutaryl coenzyme A lyase; 3-hydroxy-3-isohexenylglutaryl-CoA isopentenylacetoacetyl-CoA-lyase

Systematic name: 3-hydroxy-3-(4-methylpent-3-en-1-yl)glutaryl-CoA acetate-lyase (7-methyl-3-oxooct-6-enoyl-CoA-forming)

Comments: Also acts on the hydroxy derivative of farnesoyl-CoA.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37290-69-0


1. Seubert, W. and Fass, E. Untersuchungen über den bakterielle Abbau von Isoprenoiden. IV. Reinigung und Eigenschaftender β-Isohexenylglutaconyl-CoA-hydratase und β-Hydroxy-β-isohexenylglutaryl-CoA-lyase. Biochem. Z. 341 (1964) 23-34.

[EC created 1972]

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