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Accepted name: 4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-2-oxobut-3-enoate aldolase
Reaction: (3Z)-4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-2-oxobut-3-enoate + H2O = 2-formylbenzoate + pyruvate
For diagram of phenanthrene catabolism, click here
Other name(s): 2′-carboxybenzalpyruvate aldolase; (3E)-4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-2-oxobut-3-enoate 2-carboxybenzaldehyde-lyase; (3Z)-4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-2-oxobut-3-enoate 2-formylbenzoate-lyase
Systematic name: (3Z)-4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-2-oxobut-3-enoate 2-formylbenzoate-lyase (pyruvate-forming)
Comments: Involved, with EC (1-hydroxy-2-naphthoate 1,2-dioxygenase), in the metabolism of phenanthrene in bacteria.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 86611-90-7
1.  Barnsley, E.A. Phthalate pathway of phenanthrene metabolism: formation of 2′-carboxybenzalpyruvate. J. Bacteriol. 154 (1983) 113–117. [PMID: 6833175]
[EC created 1989]

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