Carboxymethyloxysuccinate lyase

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In enzymology, a carboxymethyloxysuccinate lyase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

carboxymethyloxysuccinate fumarate + glycolate

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, carboxymethyloxysuccinate, and two products, fumarate and glycolate.

This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the "catch-all" class of lyases that cleave carbon-oxygen bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is carboxymethyloxysuccinate glycolate-lyase (fumarate-forming). Other names in common use include carbon-oxygen lyase, and carboxymethyloxysuccinate glycolate-lyase.


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  • Peterson D, Llaneza J (1974). "Identification of a carbon-oxygen lyase activity cleaving the ether linkage in carboxymethyloxysuccinic acid". Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 162: 135&ndash, 46. PMID 4831330.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 53167-89-8.

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