IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-arabinonate dehydratase

Reaction: 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-arabinonate = 2,5-dioxopentanoate + H2O

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Other name(s): 2-keto-3-deoxy-L-arabinonate dehydratase; 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-arabinonate hydro-lyase

Systematic name: 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-arabinonate hydro-lyase (2,5-dioxopentanoate-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37263-10-8


1. Stoolmiller, A.C. and Abeles, R.H. Formation of α-ketoglutaric semialdehyde from L-2-keto-3-deoxyarabonic acid and isolation of L-2-keto-3-deoxyarabonate dehydratase from Pseudomonas saccharophila. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 5764-5771. [PMID: 5954356]

[EC created 1972]

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