IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: L-fuconate dehydratase

Reaction: L-fuconate = 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-fuconate + H2O

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Other name(s): L-fuconate hydro-lyase

Systematic name: L-fuconate hydro-lyase (2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-fuconate-forming)

Comments: Also acts, slowly, on D-arabinonate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37292-84-5


1. Yuen, R. and Schachter, H. L-Fucose metabolism in mammals. I. Pork liver L-fuconate hydro-lyase. Can. J. Biochem. 50 (1972) 798-806. [PMID: 5050937]

[EC created 1976]

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