, a L-rhamnonate dehydratase
is an enzyme
the chemical reaction
- L-rhamnonate 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-rhamnonate + H2O
Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, L-rhamnonate, and two products, 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-rhamnonate and H2O.
This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the hydro-lyases, which cleave carbon-oxygen bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is L-rhamnonate hydro-lyase (2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-rhamnonate-forming). This enzyme is also called L-rhamnonate hydro-lyase. This enzyme participates in fructose and mannose metabolism.
As of late 2007, 4 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes , , , and .
- Rigo LU, Marechal LR, Vieira MM and Veiga LA "Oxidative pathway for L-rhamnose degradation in Pallularia pullulans". Can. J. Microbiol. 31 817–822.
Gene Ontology (GO) codes