Accepted name: 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-galactonate 5-dehydrogenase
Reaction: 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-galactonate + NAD+ = 3-deoxy-D-glycero-2,5-hexodiulosonate + NADH + H+
Systematic name: 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-galactonate:NAD+ 5-oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme, characterized from agarose-degrading bacteria, is involved in a degradation pathway for 3,6-anhydro-α-L-galactopyranose, a major component of the polysaccharides of red macroalgae.
1.  Lee, S.B., Cho, S.J., Kim, J.A., Lee, S.Y., Kim, S.M. and Lim, H.S. Metabolic pathway of 3,6-anhydro-L-galactose in agar-degrading microorganisms. Biotechnol. Bioprocess Eng. 19 (2014) 866–878.
[EC created 2015]
Accepted name: 5-dehydro-4-deoxy-D-glucuronate isomerase
Reaction: 5-dehydro-4-deoxy-D-glucuronate = 3-deoxy-D-glycero-2,5-hexodiulosonate
Glossary: 5-dehydro-4-deoxy-D-glucuronate = (4S,5R)-4,5-dihydroxy-2,6-dioxohexanoate
3-deoxy-D-glycero-2,5-hexodiulosonate = (4S)-4,6-dihydroxy-2,5-dioxohexanoate
Other name(s): 4-deoxy-L-threo-5-hexulose uronate isomerase; 4-deoxy-L-threo-5-hexosulose-uronate ketol-isomerase; kduI (gene name)
Systematic name: 5-dehydro-4-deoxy-D-glucuronate aldose-ketose-isomerase
Comments: The enzyme is involved in the degradation of polygalacturonate, a later stage in the degradation of pectin by many microorganisms.
1.  Preiss, J. 4-Deoxy-L-threo-5-hexosulose uronic acid isomerase. Methods Enzymol. 9 (1966) 602–604.
2.  Condemine, G. and Robert-Baudouy, J. Analysis of an Erwinia chrysanthemi gene cluster involved in pectin degradation. Mol. Microbiol. 5 (1991) 2191–2202. [PMID: 1766386]
3.  Dunten, P., Jaffe, H. and Aksamit, R.R. Crystallization of 5-keto-4-deoxyuronate isomerase from Escherichia coli. Acta Crystallogr. D Biol. Crystallogr. 54 (1998) 678–680. [PMID: 9761873]
4.  Crowther, R.L. and Georgiadis, M.M. The crystal structure of 5-keto-4-deoxyuronate isomerase from Escherichia coli. Proteins 61 (2005) 680–684. [PMID: 16152643]
[EC created 1972, modified 2012]