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Accepted name: methylisocitrate lyase
Reaction: (2S,3R)-3-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate = succinate + pyruvate
Glossary: (2S,3R)-2-methylisocitrate = (2S,3R)-3-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate = threo-Ds-2-methylisocitrate
Other name(s): 2-methylisocitrate lyase; MICL; (2S,3R)-3-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate pyruvate-lyase
Systematic name: (2S,3R)-3-hydroxybutane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate pyruvate-lyase (succinate-forming)
Comments: The enzyme acts on threo-Ds-2-methylisocitrate, but not on threo-Ds-isocitrate, threo-DL-isocitrate or erythro-Ls-isocitrate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 57827-77-7
1.  Tabuchi, T. and Satoh, T. Distinction between isocitrate lyase and methylisocitrate lyase in Candida lipolytica. Agric. Biol. Chem. 40 (1976) 1863–1869.
2.  Tabuchi, T. and Satoh, T. Purification and properties of methylisocitrate lyase, a key enzyme in propionate metabolism, from Candida lipolytica. Agric. Biol. Chem. 41 (1977) 169–174.
[EC created 1978]

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