Accepted name: pectate lyase
Reaction: Eliminative cleavage of (1→4)-α-D-galacturonan to give oligosaccharides with 4-deoxy-α-D-galact-4-enuronosyl groups at their non-reducing ends
Other name(s): polygalacturonic transeliminase; pectic acid transeliminase; polygalacturonate lyase; endopectin methyltranseliminase; pectate transeliminase; endogalacturonate transeliminase; pectic acid lyase; pectic lyase; α-1,4-D-endopolygalacturonic acid lyase; PGA lyase; PPase-N; endo-α-1,4-polygalacturonic acid lyase; polygalacturonic acid lyase; pectin trans-eliminase; Polygalacturonic acid trans-eliminase
Systematic name: (1→4)-α-D-galacturonan lyase
Comments: Favours pectate, the anion, over pectin, the methyl ester (which is the preferred substrate of EC, pectin lyase).
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