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Accepted name: oxalate decarboxylase
Reaction: oxalate + H+ = formate + CO2
Other name(s): oxalate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: oxalate carboxy-lyase (formate-forming)
Comments: The enzyme from Bacillus subtilis contains manganese and requires O2 for activity, even though there is no net redox change.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-97-9
1.  Jakoby, W.B., Ohmura, E. and Hayaishi, O. Enzymatic decarboxylation of oxalic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 222 (1956) 435–446. [PMID: 13367015]
2.  Tanner, A. and Bornemann, S. Bacillus subtilis YvrK is an acid-induced oxalate decarboxylase. J. Bacteriol. 182 (2000) 5271–5273. [DOI] [PMID: 10960116]
3.  Tanner, A., Bowater, L., Fairhurst, S.A. and Bornemann, S. Oxalate decarboxylase requires manganese and dioxygen for activity: Overexpression and characterization of Bacillus subtilis YvrK and YoaN. J. Biol. Chem. 276 (2001) 43627–43634. [DOI] [PMID: 11546787]
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