IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: chorismate mutase

Reaction: chorismate = prephenate

For diagram click here and mechanism here.

Other name(s): hydroxyphenylpyruvate synthase

Systematic name: chorismate pyruvatemutase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9068-30-8


1. Cotton, R.G.H. and Gibson, F. The biosynthesis of phenylalanine and tyrosine; enzymes converting chorismic acid into prephenic acid and their relationships to prephenate dehydratase and prephenate dehydrogenase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 100 (1965) 76-88.

2. Lorence, J.H. and Nester, E.W. Multiple molecular forms of chorismate mutase in Bacillus subtillis. Biochemistry 6 (1967) 1541-1543. [PMID: 4962500]

3. Sprössler, B. and Lingens, F. Chorismat-Mutase aus Claviceps. I. Eigenschaften der Chorismat-Mutase aus verschiedenen Claviceps-Stämmen. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 351 (1970) 448-458. [PMID: 5443801]

4. Woodin, T.S. and Nishioka, L. Evidence for three isozymes of chorismate mutase in alfalfa. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 309 (1973) 211-223. [PMID: 4708674]

[EC created 1972]

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