IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D(–)-tartrate dehydratase

Reaction: (S,S)-tartrate = oxaloacetate + H2O

Other name(s): D-tartrate dehydratase; (S,S)-tartrate hydro-lyase

Systematic name: (S,S)-tartrate hydro-lyase (oxaloacetate-forming)

Comments: Requires Fe2+ or Mn2+. cf. EC L(+)-tartrate dehydratase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 82532-88-5


1. Rode, H. and Giffhorn, F. D-(–)-Tartrate dehydratase of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides: purification, characterization, and application to enzymatic determination of D-(–)-tartrate.J. Bacteriol. 150 (1982) 1061-1068. [PMID: 6978882]

2. Rode, H. and Giffhorn, F. Ferrous- or cobalt ion-dependent D-(–)-tartrate dehydratase of pseudomonads: purification and properties. J. Bacteriol. 151 (1982) 1602-1604. [PMID: 7107563]

[EC created 1986]

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