EC - Oxalate decarboxylase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
oxalate decarboxylase
Other name:
oxalate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name:
oxalate carboxy-lyase (formate-forming)




The enzyme from Bacillus subtilis contains manganese and requires O2 for activity, even though there is no net redox change.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0046564
CAS Registry Number: 9024-97-9


  1. Jakoby, W.B., Ohmura, E. and Hayaishi, O.
    Enzymatic decarboxylation of oxalic acid.
    J. Biol. Chem. 222: 435-446 (1956). [PMID: 13367015]
  2. Tanner, A. and Bornemann, S.
    Bacillus subtilis YvrK is an acid-induced oxalate decarboxylase.
    J. Bacteriol. 182: 5271-5273 (2000). [PMID: 10960116]
  3. Tanner, A., Bowater, L., Fairhurst, S.A., and Bornemann, S.
    Oxalate decarboxylase requires manganese and dioxygen for activity: Overexpression and characterization of Bacillus subtilis YvrK and YoaN.
    J. Biol. Chem. 276: 43627-43634 (2001). [PMID: 11546787]

[EC created 1961]