Reaction: acetylpyruvate + H2O = acetate + pyruvate
Systematic name: 2,4-dioxopentanoate acetylhydrolase
Comments: Highly specific; does not act on pyruvate, oxaloacetate, maleylpyruvate, fumarylpyruvate or acetylacetone.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 56214-30-3
1. Davey, J.F. and Ribbons, D.W. Metabolism of resorcinylic compounds by bacteria. Purification and properties of acetylpyruvate hydrolase from Pseudomonas putida 01. J. Biol. Chem. 250 (1975) 3826-3830. [PMID: 236305]