Gluconate Dehydratase

In enzymology, a gluconate dehydratase (EC 4.2.1.39) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

D-gluconate 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-gluconate + H2O

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, D-gluconate, and two products, 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-gluconate 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 D-gluconate hydro-lyase (2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-gluconate-forming). Other names in common use include D-gluconate dehydratase, and D-gluconate hydro-lyase. This enzyme participates in pentose phosphate pathway.

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