This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the oxo-acid-lyases, which cleave carbon-carbon bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is (2S)-2-hydroxy-2-methylbutanedioate pyruvate-lyase (acetate-forming). Other names in common use include citramalate pyruvate-lyase, citramalate synthase, citramalic-condensing enzyme, citramalate synthetase, citramalic synthase, (S)-citramalate lyase, (+)-citramalate pyruvate-lyase, citramalate pyruvate lyase, (3S)-citramalate pyruvate-lyase, and (2S)-2-hydroxy-2-methylbutanedioate pyruvate-lyase. This enzyme participates in c5-branched dibasic acid metabolism.
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