Information on EC 4.2.1.42 - galactarate dehydratase

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     4 Lyases
         4.2 Carbon-oxygen lyases
             4.2.1 Hydro-lyases
                4.2.1.42 galactarate dehydratase
IUBMB Comments
The enzyme from the bacterium Escherichia coli is specific for galactarate , while the enzyme from Salmonella typhimurium also has activity with L-talarate (cf. EC 4.2.1.156, L-talarate dehydratase) . cf. EC 4.2.1.158, galactarate dehydratase (D-threo-forming).
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Archaea
Synonyms
galactarate dehydratase, a9cg74, stm3697, l-talarate/galactarate dehydratase, galrd, more
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LITERATURE
galactarate = (2R,3S)-2,3-dihydroxy-5-oxohexanedioate + H2O
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