Xylonate dehydratase 2 (IPR034624)

Short name: Xylonate_dehydratase_2

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


The experimentally characterized member of the xylonate dehydratase 2 family from Haloferax volcanii has been shown to catalyze the dehydration of D-xylonate to 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-xylonate as part of the D-xylose degradation pathway. The enzyme also turns over D-gluconate. Though this enzyme catalyzes the same overall reaction as those in the xylonate dehydratase 1 family, it is more closely related to other characterized enzymes in the mandelate racemase subgroup, and thus has been categorized as a separate family [PMID: 19584053].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

GO:0050401 xylonate dehydratase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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