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
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