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Accepted name: L-galactonate dehydratase
Reaction: L-galactonate = 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-galactonate + H2O
Other name(s): LGD1
Systematic name: L-galactonate hydro-lyase (2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-galactonate-forming)
Comments: The enzyme takes part in a D-galacturonate degradation pathway in the fungi Trichoderma reesei (Hypocrea jecorina) and Aspergillus niger.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Kuorelahti, S., Jouhten, P., Maaheimo, H., Penttila, M. and Richard, P. L-Galactonate dehydratase is part of the fungal path for D-galacturonic acid catabolism. Mol. Microbiol. 61 (2006) 1060–1068. [DOI] [PMID: 16879654]
2.  Martens-Uzunova, E.S. and Schaap, P.J. An evolutionary conserved D-galacturonic acid metabolic pathway operates across filamentous fungi capable of pectin degradation. Fungal Genet. Biol. 45 (2008) 1449–1457. [DOI] [PMID: 18768163]
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