IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2-oxopent-4-enoate hydratase

Reaction: 4-hydroxy-2-oxopentanoate = 2-oxopent-4-enoate + H2O

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Other name(s): 2-keto-4-pentenoate hydratase; OEH; 2-keto-4-pentenoate (vinylpyruvate) hydratase; 4-hydroxy-2-oxopentanoate hydro-lyase

Systematic name: 4-hydroxy-2-oxopentanoate hydro-lyase (2-oxopent-4-enoate-forming)

Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on cis-2-oxohex-4-enoate, but not on the trans-isomer.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 64427-80-1


1. Kunz, D.A., Ribbons, D.W. and Chapman, P.J. Metabolism of allylglycine and cis-crotylglycine by Pseudomonas putida (arvilla) mt-2 harboring a TOL plasmid. J. Bacteriol. 148 (1981) 72-82. [PMID: 7287632]

[EC created 1984]

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