IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: maleate hydratase

Reaction: (R)-malate = maleate + H2O

Other name(s): D-malate hydro-lyase; malease; (R)-malate hydro-lyase

Systematic name: (R)-malate hydro-lyase (maleate-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37290-71-4


1. Britten, J.S., Morell, H. and Taggart, J.V. Anion activation of maleate hydratase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 185 (1969) 220-227. [PMID: 5796106]

2. Sacks, W. and Jensen, C.O. Malease, a hydrase from corn kernals. J. Biol. Chem. 192 (1951) 231-236. [PMID: 14917669]

[EC created 1972]

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