In enzymology, an oxaloacetate tautomerase (EC 22.214.171.124) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction
- keto-oxaloacetate enol-oxaloacetate
Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, keto-oxaloacetate, and one product, enol-oxaloacetate.
This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically those intramolecular oxidoreductases interconverting keto- and enol-groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is oxaloacetate keto---enol-isomerase. This enzyme is also called oxalacetic keto-enol isomerase.
While oxaloacetate tautomerase was characterized in several papers in the 1960's and 1970's, this activity has not been correlated with any gene identified in the genome of higher organisms.
- Annett RG, Kosicki GW (1969). "Oxalacetate keto-enol tautomerase. Purification and characterization". J. Biol. Chem. 244 (8): 2059–67. PMID 5781999.