Muconolactone Delta-isomerase

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muconolactone delta-isomerase
EC no.
CAS no.37318-46-0
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PDB structuresRCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene OntologyAmiGO / QuickGO

In enzymology, a muconolactone Delta-isomerase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

(S)-5-oxo-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-acetate 5-oxo-4,5-dihydrofuran-2-acetate

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, (S)-5-oxo-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-acetate, and one product, 5-oxo-4,5-dihydrofuran-2-acetate.

This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically those intramolecular oxidoreductases transposing C=C bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 5-oxo-4,5-dihydrofuran-2-acetate Delta3-Delta2-isomerase. This enzyme is also called muconolactone isomerase. This enzyme participates in benzoate degradation via hydroxylation.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, only one structure has been solved for this class of enzymes, with the PDB accession code 1MLI.


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