Reaction: S-methyl-5-thio-D-ribulose 1-phosphate = 5-(methylthio)-2,3-dioxopentyl phosphate + H2O
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Other name(s): 1-PMT-ribulose dehydratase; S-methyl-5-thio-D-ribulose-1-phosphate hydro-lyase
Systematic name: S-methyl-5-thio-D-ribulose-1-phosphate 4-hydro-lyase [5-(methylthio)-2,3-dioxopentyl-phosphate-forming]
Comments: This enzyme forms part of the methionine-salvage pathway.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 1114239-22-3
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