Reaction: (R,R)-tartrate = oxaloacetate + H2O
Other name(s): tartrate dehydratase; tartaric acid dehydrase; L-tartrate dehydratase; L-(+)-tartaric acid dehydratase; (R,R)-tartrate hydro-lyase
Systematic name: (R,R)-tartrate hydro-lyase (oxaloacetate-forming)
Comments: The enzyme exists in an inactive low-molecular-mass form, which is converted into active enzyme in the presence of Fe2+ and thiol. cf. EC 188.8.131.52 D()-tartrate dehydratase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9014-40-8
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