EC - Galactonate dehydratase

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Accepted name:
galactonate dehydratase
Other names:
D-galactonate dehydrase
D-galactonate dehydratase
D-galactonate hydro-lyase
Systematic name:
D-galactonate hydro-lyase (2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-galactonate-forming)



The enzyme shows no activity with D-gluconate [2]. cf. EC, gluconate/galactonate dehydratase.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0008869
CAS Registry Number: 9024-38-8
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (48) [show] [UniProt]


  1. De Ley, J. and Doudoroff, M.
    The metabolism of D-galactose in Pseudomonas saccarophila.
    J. Biol. Chem. 227 : 745-757 (1957). [PMID: 13462997]
  2. Donald, A., Sibley, D., Lyons, D. E., Dahms, A. S.
    D-Galactonate dehydrase. Purification and properties.
    J. Biol. Chem. 254 : 2132-2137 (1979). [PMID: 422572]

[EC created 1961]