Reaction: malonyl-CoA = acetyl-CoA + CO2
Other name(s): malonyl coenzyme A decarboxylase; malonyl-CoA carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: malonyl-CoA carboxy-lyase (acetyl-CoA-forming)
Comments: Specific for malonyl-CoA. The enzyme from Pseudomonas ovalis also catalyses the reaction of EC 188.8.131.52 malonate CoA-transferase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-99-1
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2. Takamura, Y. and Kitayama, Y. Purification and some properties of malonate decarboxylase from Pseudomonas ovalis - an oligomeric enzyme with bifunctional properties. Biochem. Int. 3 (1981) 483-491.