EC - Acetoacetate decarboxylase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
acetoacetate decarboxylase
Other names:
acetoacetic acid decarboxylase
acetoacetate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name:
acetoacetate carboxy-lyase (acetone-forming)


Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0047602
CAS Registry Number: 9025-03-0
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (33) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Davies, R.
    Studies of the acetone-butanol fermentation. 4. Acetoacetic acid decarboxylase of Cl. acetobutylicum (BY).
    Biochem. J. 37: 230-238 (1943).
  2. Zerner, B., Coutts, S.M., Lederer, F., Waters, H.H. and Westheimer, F.H.
    Acetoacetate decarboxylase. Preparation of the enzyme.
    Biochemistry 5: 813-816 (1966). [PMID: 5911291]

[EC created 1961]