IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: kievitone hydratase

Reaction: kievitone hydrate = kievitone + H2O

Other name(s): KHase; kievitone-hydrate hydro-lyase

Systematic name: kievitone-hydrate hydro-lyase (kievitone-forming)

Comments: The enzyme from Fusarium sp. hydrates the methylbutenyl sidechain of the isoflavonoid phytoalexins, thus reducing their toxicity.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 70431-10-6


1. Turbek, C.S., Li, D., Choi, G.H., Schardl, C.L. and Smith, D.A. Induction and purification of kievitone hydratase from Fusarium solani f. sp. phaseoli. Phytochemistry 29 (1990) 2841-2846. [PMID: 1366757]

[EC created 1992]

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