||Requires Mn2+ for maximal activity [1,2]. The enzymes from the bacteria Burkholderia xenovorans and Thermus thermophilus also perform the reaction of EC 188.8.131.52, 4-hydroxy-2-oxovalerate aldolase [1,2,6]. The enzyme forms a bifunctional complex with EC 184.108.40.206, propanal dehydrogenase (CoA-propanoylating), with a tight channel connecting the two subunits [3,4,6].
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