Reaction: trans-aconitate = cis-aconitate
Glossary: cis-aconitate = (Z)-prop-1-ene-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
trans-aconitate = (E)-prop-1-ene-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
Other name(s): aconitate isomerase
Systematic name: aconitate Δ2-Δ3-isomerase
Comments: cis-Aconitate is used to designate the isomer (Z)-prop-1-ene-1,2,3-tricarboxylate. This isomerization could take place either in a direct cis-trans interconversion or by an allylic rearrangement; the enzyme has been shown to catalyse the latter change.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37318-48-2
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2. Klinman, J.P. and Rose, I.A. Mechanism of the aconitate isomerase reaction. Biochemistry 10 (1971) 2259-2266.