IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: xylonate dehydratase

Reaction: D-xylonate = 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-arabinonate + H2O

Glossary: 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-arabinonate = 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-xylonate = 3-deoxy-L-glycero-pent-2-ulonate

Other name(s): D-xylo-aldonate dehydratase; D-xylonate dehydratase; D-xylonate hydro-lyase

Systematic name: D-xylonate hydro-lyase (2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-arabinonate-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 84788-77-2


1. Dahms, A.S. and Donald, A. D-xylo-Aldonate dehydratase. Methods Enzymol. 90 (1982) 302-305. [PMID: 7154961]

2. Donald, A. Sibley, D., Lyons, D.E. and Dahms, A.S. D-Galactonate dehydrase. Purification and properties. J. Biol. Chem. 254 (1979) 2132-2137. [PMID: 422572]

[EC created 1986]

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