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.
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. [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. [PMID: 11546787]
[EC created 1961]