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Accepted name: tartronate-semialdehyde synthase
Reaction: 2 glyoxylate = 2-hydroxy-3-oxopropanoate + CO2
Glossary: 2-hydroxy-3-oxopropanoate = tartronate semialdehyde
Other name(s): tartronate semialdehyde carboxylase; glyoxylate carbo-ligase; glyoxylic carbo-ligase; hydroxymalonic semialdehyde carboxylase; tartronic semialdehyde carboxylase; glyoxalate carboligase; glyoxylate carboxy-lyase (dimerizing); glyoxylate carboxy-lyase (dimerizing; tartronate-semialdehyde-forming)
Systematic name: glyoxylate carboxy-lyase (dimerizing; 2-hydroxy-3-oxopropanoate-forming)
Comments: A flavoprotein.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-24-1
1.  Gupta, N.K. and Vennesland, B. Glyoxylate carboligase of Escherichia coli: a flavoprotein. J. Biol. Chem. 239 (1964) 3787–3789. [PMID: 14257608]
2.  Krakow, G. and Barkulis, S.S. Conversion of glyoxylate to hydroxypyruvate by extracts of Escherichia coli. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 21 (1956) 593–594. [DOI] [PMID: 13363977]
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