This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically those intramolecular oxidoreductases transposing C=C bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is vinylacetyl-CoA Delta3-Delta2-isomerase. Other names in common use include vinylacetyl coenzyme A Delta-isomerase, vinylacetyl coenzyme A isomerase, and Delta3-cis-Delta2-trans-enoyl-CoA isomerase. This enzyme participates in butanoate metabolism.
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