Accepted name: bisphosphomevalonate decarboxylase
Reaction: (R)-3,5-bisphosphomevalonate = isopentenyl phosphate + CO2 + phosphate
Other name(s): mevalonate 3,5-bisphosphate decarboxylase
Systematic name: (R)-3,5-bisphosphomevalonate carboxy-lyase (isopentenyl-phosphate-forming)
Comments: The enzyme participates in an alternative mevalonate pathway that takes place in extreme acidophiles of the Thermoplasmatales order. cf. EC, phosphomevalonate decarboxylase.
1.  Vinokur, J.M., Cummins, M.C., Korman, T.P. and Bowie, J.U. An adaptation to life in acid through a novel mevalonate pathway. Sci. Rep. 6 (2016) 39737. [PMID: 28004831]
[EC created 2018]