UniProt functional annotation for Q8XLE8

UniProt code: Q8XLE8.

Organism: Clostridium perfringens (strain 13 / Type A).
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Firmicutes; Clostridia; Clostridiales; Clostridiaceae; Clostridium.
Function: Catalyzes the irreversible beta-carboxylation of phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to form oxaloacetate (OAA), a four- carbon dicarboxylic acid source for the tricarboxylic acid cycle.
Catalytic activity: Phosphate + oxaloacetate = H(2)O + phosphoenolpyruvate + HCO(3)(-).
Cofactor: Magnesium (By similarity).
Subunit: Homodimer or homotetramer.
Similarity: Belongs to the PEPCase type 2 family.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.