IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phenylpyruvate tautomerase

Reaction: keto-phenylpyruvate = enol-phenylpyruvate

Other name(s): phenylpyruvic keto-enol isomerase

Systematic name: phenylpyruvate keto—enol-isomerase

Comments: Also acts on other arylpyruvates.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9023-54-5


1. Blasi, F., Fragonmele, F. and Covelli, I. Thyroidal phenylpyruvate tautomerase. Isolation and characterization. J. Biol. Chem. 244 (1969) 4864-4870. [PMID: 5824560]

2. Knox, W.E. p-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate enol-keto tautomerase. Methods Enzymol. 2 (1955) 289-295.

3. Knox, W.E. and Pitt, B.M. Enzymic catalysis of the keto-enol tautomerization of phenylpyruvic acids. J. Biol. Chem. 225 (1957) 675-688.

[EC created 1961]

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