IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: imidazoleglycerol-phosphate dehydratase

Reaction: D-erythro-1-(imidazol-4-yl)glycerol 3-phosphate = 3-(imidazol-4-yl)-2-oxopropyl phosphate + H2O

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Other name(s): IGP dehydratase; D-erythro-1-(imidazol-4-yl)glycerol 3-phosphate hydro-lyase

Systematic name: D-erythro-1-(imidazol-4-yl)glycerol-3-phosphate hydro-lyase [3-(imidazol-4-yl)-2-oxopropyl-phosphate-forming]

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-35-5


1. Ames, B.N. The biosynthesis of histidine: D-erythro-Imidazoleglycerol phosphate dehydrase. J. Biol. Chem. 228 (1957) 131-143. [PMID: 13475302]

[EC created 1961]

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