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Accepted name: isocitrate lyase
Reaction: isocitrate = succinate + glyoxylate
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Glossary: isocitrate = (1R,2S)-1-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate (previously known as threo-Ds-isocitrate)
Other name(s): isocitrase; isocitritase; isocitratase; threo-Ds-isocitrate glyoxylate-lyase; isocitrate glyoxylate-lyase
Systematic name: isocitrate glyoxylate-lyase (succinate-forming)
Comments: The isomer of isocitrate involved is (1R,2S)-1-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate [3].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, GTD, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9045-78-7
1.  McFadden, B.A. and Howes, W.V. Crystallisation and some properties of isocitrate lyase from Pseudomonas indigofera. J. Biol. Chem. 238 (1963) 1737–1742.
2.  Shiio, I., Shiio, T. and McFadden, B.A. Isocitrate lyase from Pseudomonas indigofera. I. Preparation, amino acid composition and molecular weight. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 96 (1965) 114–122. [DOI] [PMID: 14285253]
3.  Vickery, H.B. A suggested new nomenclature for the isomers of isocitric acid. J. Biol. Chem. 237 (1962) 1739–1741. [PMID: 13925783]
[EC created 1961]

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