IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2,3-diketo-5-methylthiopentyl-1-phosphate enolase

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 ketoenol-isomerase

Comments: The enzyme participates in the methionine salvage pathway in Bacillus subtilis [2]. In some species a single bifunctional enzyme, EC, acireductone synthase, catalyses both this reaction and EC, 2-hydroxy-3-keto-5-methylthiopentenyl-1-phosphate phosphatase [1].

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1. Myers, R.W., Wray, J.W., Fish, S. and Abeles, R.H. Purification and characterization of an enzyme involved in oxidative carbon-carbon bond cleavage reactions in the methionine salvage pathway of Klebsiella pneumoniae. J. Biol. Chem. 268 (1993) 24785-24791. [PMID: 8227039]

2. Ashida, H., Saito, Y., Kojima, C., Kobayashi, K., Ogasawara, N. and Yokota, A. A functional link between RuBisCO-like protein of Bacillus and photosynthetic RuBisCO. Science 302 (2003) 286-290. [PMID: 14551435]

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