Reaction: (1) (S)-malate + NADP+ = pyruvate + CO2 + NADPH
(2) oxaloacetate = pyruvate + CO2
Other name(s): 'malic' enzyme (ambiguous); pyruvic-malic carboxylase (ambiguous); malate dehydrogenase (decarboxylating, NADP+); NADP+-linked decarboxylating malic enzyme; NADP+-malic enzyme; NADP+-specific malic enzyme; NADP-specific malate dehydrogenase; malate dehydrogenase (NADP+, decarboxylating); L-malate:NADP+ oxidoreductase
Systematic name: (S)-malate:NADP+ oxidoreductase (oxaloacetate-decarboxylating)
Comments: The enzyme catalyses the oxidative decarboxylation of (S)-malate in the presence of NADP+ and divalent metal ions, and the decarboxylation of oxaloacetate. cf. EC 188.8.131.52, malate dehydrogenase (oxaloacetate-decarboxylating), and EC 184.108.40.206, malate dehydrogenase (decarboxylating).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9028-47-1
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