EC - Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase

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Accepted name:
ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase
Other names:
D-ribulose 1,5-diphosphate carboxylase
D-ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase
RuBP carboxylase
diphosphoribulose carboxylase
ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase
ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase
ribulose 1,5-diphosphate carboxylase
ribulose 1,5-diphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase
ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase
ribulose diphosphate carboxylase
ribulose diphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase
3-phospho-D-glycerate carboxy-lyase (dimerizing)
Systematic name:
3-phospho-D-glycerate carboxy-lyase (dimerizing; D-ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate-forming)



Will utilize O2 instead of CO2, forming 3-phospho-D-glycerate and 2-phosphoglycolate.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , NIST 74 , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00142
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0016984
CAS Registry Number: 9027-23-0
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (856) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Bowles, G., Ogren, W.L. and Hageman, R.H.
    Phosphoglycolate production catalyzed by ribulose diphosphate carboxylase.
    Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 45 : 716-722 (1971). [PMID: 4331471]
  2. Wishnick, M., Lane, M.D., Scrutton, M.C. and Mildvan, A.S.
    The presence of tightly bound copper in ribulose diphosphate carboxylase from spinach.
    J. Biol. Chem. 244 : 5761-5763 (1969). [PMID: 4310607]

[EC created 1965, modified 2001, modified 2003]