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 3-oxalomalate glyoxylate-lyase (oxaloacetate-forming). This enzyme is also called 3-oxalomalate glyoxylate-lyase. This enzyme participates in glyoxylate and dicarboxylate metabolism.
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