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Accepted name: galactonate dehydratase
Reaction: D-galactonate = 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-galactonate + H2O
For diagram of the Entner-Doudoroff pathway, click here
Other name(s): D-galactonate dehydrase; D-galactonate dehydratase; D-galactonate hydro-lyase
Systematic name: D-galactonate hydro-lyase (2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-galactonate-forming)
Comments: The enzyme shows no activity with D-gluconate [2]. cf. EC, gluconate/galactonate dehydratase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-38-8
1.  De Ley, J. and Doudoroff, M. The metabolism of D-galactose in Pseudomonas saccharophila. J. Biol. Chem. 227 (1957) 745–757. [PMID: 13462997]
2.  Donald, A., Sibley, D., Lyons, D.E. and Dahms, A.S. D-Galactonate dehydrase. Purification and properties. J. Biol. Chem. 254 (1979) 2132–2137. [PMID: 422572]
[EC created 1961]

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