Reaction: 5-(methylthio)-2,3-dioxopentyl phosphate = 2-hydroxy-5-(methylthio)-3-oxopent-1-enyl phosphate
Other name(s): DK-MTP-1-P enolase; MtnW; YkrW; RuBisCO-like protein; RLP
Systematic name: 2,3-diketo-5-methylthiopentyl-1-phosphate keto—enol-isomerase
Comments: The enzyme participates in the methionine salvage pathway in Bacillus subtilis . In some species a single bifunctional enzyme, EC 18.104.22.168, acireductone synthase, catalyses both this reaction and EC 22.214.171.124, 2-hydroxy-3-keto-5-methylthiopentenyl-1-phosphate phosphatase .
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number:
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