IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: propioin synthase

Reaction: 2 propanal = 4-hydroxy-3-hexanone

Other name(s): 4-hydroxy-3-hexanone aldolase; 4-hydroxy-3-hexanone propanal-lyase

Systematic name: 4-hydroxy-3-hexanone propanal-lyase (propanal-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 114189-86-5


1. Morimoto, S., Azuma, K., Oshima, T. and Sakamoto, M. Purification and properties of a new enzyme, propioin synthase in bakers' yeast which forms propioin from propionaldehyde. J. Ferment. Technol. 66 (1988) 7-12.

[EC created 1990]

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