Reaction: dihydroxyfumarate = 2-hydroxy-3-oxopropanoate + CO2
Glossary: 2-hydroxy-3-oxopropanoate = tartronate semialdehyde
Other name(s): dihydroxyfumarate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: dihydroxyfumarate carboxy-lyase (tartronate-semialdehyde-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37289-51-3
1. Fukumaga, K. Metabolism of dihydroxyfumarate, hydroxypyruvate, and their related compounds. I. Enzymic formation of xylulose in liver. J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 47 (1960) 741-754.