L-fuculose-phosphate aldolase

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L-fuculose-phosphate aldolase
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CAS number 9024-54-8
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In enzymology, a L-fuculose-phosphate aldolase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

L-fuculose-1-phosphate glycerone phosphate + (S)-lactaldehyde

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, L-fuculose-1-phosphate, and two products, glycerone phosphate and (S)-lactaldehyde.

This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the aldehyde-lyases, which cleave carbon-carbon bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is L-fuculose-1-phosphate (S)-lactaldehyde-lyase (glycerone-phosphate-forming). Other names in common use include L-fuculose 1-phosphate aldolase, fuculose aldolase, and L-fuculose-1-phosphate lactaldehyde-lyase. This enzyme participates in fructose and mannose metabolism.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, 20 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1DZU, 1DZV, 1DZW, 1DZX, 1DZY, 1DZZ, 1E46, 1E47, 1E48, 1E49, 1E4A, 1E4B, 1E4C, 1FUA, 2FK5, 2FLF, 2FUA, 2OPI, 3FUA, and 4FUA.

See also[edit]


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  • Dreyer MK, Schulz GE (1993). "The spatial structure of the class II L-fuculose-1-phosphate aldolase from Escherichia coli". J. Mol. Biol. 231 (3): 549–53. doi:10.1006/jmbi.1993.1307. PMID 8515438. 
  • Dreyer MK, Schulz GE (1996). "Catalytic mechanism of the metal-dependent fuculose aldolase from Escherichia coli as derived from the structure". J. Mol. Biol. 259 (3): 458–66. doi:10.1006/jmbi.1996.0332. PMID 8676381.