IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: oxalate decarboxylase

Reaction: oxalate + H+ = formate + CO2

Other name(s): oxalate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: oxalate carboxy-lyase (formate-forming)

Comments: The enzyme from Bacillus subtilis contains manganese and requires O2 for activity, even though there is no net redox change.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-97-9


1. Jakoby, W.B., Ohmura, E. and Hayaishi, O. Enzymatic decarboxylation of oxalic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 222 (1956) 435-446. [PMID: 13367015]

2. Tanner, A. and Bornemann, S. Bacillus subtilis YvrK is an acid-induced oxalate decarboxylase. J. Bacteriol. 182 (2000) 5271-5273. [PMID: 10960116]

3. Tanner, A., Bowater, L., Fairhurst, S.A., and Bornemann, S. Oxalate decarboxylase requires manganese and dioxygen for activity: Overexpression and characterization of Bacillus subtilis YvrK and YoaN. J. Biol. Chem. 276 (2001) 43627-43634. [PMID: 11546787]

[EC created 1961]

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