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Accepted name: UDP-glucuronate decarboxylase
Reaction: UDP-D-glucuronate = UDP-D-xylose + CO2
For diagram of the biosynthesis of UDP-L-arabinose, UDP-galacturonate and UDP-xylose, click here
Other name(s): uridine-diphosphoglucuronate decarboxylase; UDP-D-glucuronate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: UDP-D-glucuronate carboxy-lyase (UDP-D-xylose-forming)
Comments: Requires NAD+.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-68-4
1.  Ankel, H. and Feingold, D.S. Biosynthesis of uridine diphosphate D-xylose. 1. Uridine diphosphate glucuronate carboxy-lyase of wheat germ. Biochemistry 4 (1965) 2468–2475.
[EC created 1965]

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