IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (2,2,3-trimethyl-5-oxocyclopent-3-enyl)acetyl-CoA synthase

Reaction: [(1R)-2,2,3-trimethyl-5-oxocyclopent-3-enyl]acetate + ATP + CoA = AMP + diphosphate + [(1R)-2,2,3-trimethyl-5-oxocyclopent-3-enyl]acetyl-CoA

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Other name(s): 2-oxo-Δ3-4,5,5-trimethylcyclopentenylacetyl-CoA synthetase

Systematic name: [(1R)-2,2,3-trimethyl-5-oxocyclopent-3-enyl]acetate:CoA ligase (AMP-forming)

Comments: Isolated from Pseudomonas putida. Forms part of the pathway of camphor catabolism.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:


1. Ougham, H.J., Taylor, D.G. and Trudgill, P.W. Camphor revisited: involvement of a unique monooxygenase in metabolism of 2-oxo-Δ3-4,5,5-trimethylcyclopentenylacetic acid by Pseudomonas putida. J. Bacteriol. 153 (1983) 140-152. [PMID: 6848481]

[EC created 2012]

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