|PROSITE documentation PDOC01037 [for PROSITE entry PS01335]|
Methylglyoxal synthase (EC 188.8.131.52) (MGS)  catalyzes the conversion of dihydroxyacetone phosphate to methylglyoxal and phosphate. It provides bacteria with an alternative to triosephosphate isomerase for metabolizing dihydroxyacetone phosphate.
MGS is a small protein of about 13 to 17 kD. An aspartate residue is involved in the catalytic mechanism. We developed a signature pattern that includes that residue.Last update:
April 2006 / Pattern revised.
PROSITE method (with tools and information) covered by this documentation:
|1||Authors||Saadat D. Harrison D.H.T.|
|Title||The crystal structure of methylglyoxal synthase from Escherichia coli.|