Accepted name: acetylpyruvate hydrolase
Reaction: acetylpyruvate + H2O = acetate + pyruvate
Systematic name: 2,4-dioxopentanoate acetylhydrolase
Comments: Highly specific; does not act on pyruvate, oxaloacetate, maleylpyruvate, fumarylpyruvate or acetylacetone.
1.  Davey, J.F. and Ribbons, D.W. Metabolism of resorcinylic compounds by bacteria. Purification and properties of acetylpyruvate hydrolase from Pseudomonas putida 01. J. Biol. Chem. 250 (1975) 3826–3830. [PMID: 236305]
[EC created 1984]