IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: myo-inosose-2 dehydratase

Reaction: 2,4,6/3,5-pentahydroxycyclohexanone = 3,5/4-trihydroxycyclohexa-1,2-dione + H2O

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): inosose 2,3-dehydratase; ketoinositol dehydratase; 2,4,6/3,5-pentahydroxycyclohexanone hydro-lyase

Systematic name: 2,4,6/3,5-pentahydroxycyclohexanone hydro-lyase (3,5/4-trihydroxycyclohexa-1,2-dione-forming)

Comments: Requires Co2+ or Mn2+.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37290-79-2


1. Berman, T. and Magasanik, B. The pathway of myo-inositol degradation in Aerobacter aerogenes. Dehydrogenation and dehydration. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 800-806. [PMID: 5905122]

[EC created 1972]

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