Accepted name: citramalate lyase
Reaction: (2S)-2-hydroxy-2-methylbutanedioate = acetate + pyruvate
Glossary: (+)-citramalate = (2S)-2-hydroxy-2-methylbutanedioate
Other name(s): citramalate pyruvate-lyase; citramalate synthase; citramalic-condensing enzyme; citramalate synthetase; citramalic synthase; (S)-citramalate lyase; (+)-citramalate pyruvate-lyase; citramalate pyruvate lyase; (3S)-citramalate pyruvate-lyase; (2S)-2-hydroxy-2-methylbutanedioate pyruvate-lyase
Systematic name: (2S)-2-hydroxy-2-methylbutanedioate pyruvate-lyase (acetate-forming)
Comments: The enzyme can be dissociated into components, two of which are identical with EC (citramalate CoA-transferase) and EC (citramalyl-CoA lyase).
1.  Barker, H.A. Citramalate lyase of Clostridium tetanomorphum. Arch. Mikrobiol. 59 (1967) 4–12. [PMID: 4301387]
2.  Dimroth, P., Buckel, W., Loyal, R. and Eggerer, H. Isolation and function of the subunits of citramalate lyase and formation of hybrids with the subunits of citrate lyase. Eur. J. Biochem. 80 (1977) 469–477. [PMID: 923590]
[EC created 1972]