L-fuconate Dehydratase

In enzymology, a L-fuconate dehydratase (EC 4.2.1.68) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

L-fuconate 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-fuconate + H2O

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, L-fuconate, and two products, 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-fuconate 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-fuconate hydro-lyase (2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-fuconate-forming). This enzyme is also called L-fuconate hydro-lyase.