D(-)-tartrate dehydratase

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D(−)-tartrate dehydratase
EC number
CAS number 82532-88-5
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In enzymology, a D(−)-tartrate dehydratase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

(S,S)-tartrate oxaloacetate + H2O

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, (S,S)-tartrate, and two products, oxaloacetate 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 (S,S)-tartrate hydro-lyase (oxaloacetate-forming). Other names in common use include D-tartrate dehydratase, and (S,S)-tartrate hydro-lyase. It has 2 cofactors: iron, and Manganese.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, two structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 2DW6 and 2DW7.


  • Rode H, Giffhorn F (1982). "D-(--)-tartrate dehydratase of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides: purification, characterization, and application to enzymatic determination of D-(--)-tartrate". J. Bacteriol. 150 (3): 1061&ndash, 8. PMC 216323. PMID 6978882.
  • Rode H, Giffhorn F (1982). "Ferrous- or cobalt ion-dependent D-(−)-tartrate dehydratase of pseudomonads: purification and properties". J. Bacteriol. 151 (3): 1602&ndash, 4. PMC 220444. PMID 7107563.