EC - Glycerol dehydratase

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Accepted name:
glycerol dehydratase
Other names:
glycerol dehydrase
glycerol hydro-lyase
Systematic name:
glycerol hydro-lyase (3-hydroxypropanal-forming)




Requires a cobamide coenzyme.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0046405
CAS Registry Number: 9077-68-3


  1. Forage, R.G. and Foster, M.A.
    Glycerol fermentation in Klebsiella pneumoniae: functions of the coenzyme B12-dependent glycerol and diol dehydratases.
    J. Bacteriol. 149: 413-419 (1982). [PMID: 7035429]
  2. Schneider, Z., Larsen, E.G., Jacobsen, G., Johnson, B.C. and Pawelkiewicz, J.
    Purification and properties of glycerol dehydrase.
    J. Biol. Chem. 245: 3388-3396 (1970). [PMID: 4989992]
  3. Schneider, Z. and Pawelkiewicz, J.
    The properties of glycerol dehydratase isolated from Aerobacter aerogenes, and the properties of the apoenzyme subunits.
    Acta Biochim. Pol. 13: 311-328 (1966). [PMID: 5962440]
  4. Smiley, K.L. and Sobolov, M.
    A cobamide-requiring glycerol dehydrase from an acrolein-forming Lactobacillus.
    Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 97: 538-543 (1962). [PMID: 14039344]

[EC created 1972]