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Carbon bonds can be cleaved in oxidation and hydrolysis reactions. They can also be cleaved when two substrates form one product or when one substrate forms two products. When the CO<sub>2&nbsp;</sub> or H<sub>2</sub>O is released a double bond will form. Lyases are the enzymes which catalyse these reactions.
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[[Carbon|Carbon]] bonds can be cleaved in [[Oxidation|oxidation]] and [[Hydrolysis|hydrolysis]] reactions. They can also be cleaved when two substrates form one product or when one substrate forms two products. When the [[Carbon dioxide|CO]]<sub>[[Carbon dioxide|2]] </sub> or [[Water|H<sub>2</sub>O]] is released a double bond will form. Lyases are the enzymes which catalyze these reactions.  
  
An example which illistrates this is the conversion of fructose 1,6-bisphosphate (6 carbon compound) into dihydroxyacetone phosphate and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate (both 3 carbon compounds).
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An example which illustrates this is the conversion of [[Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate|fructose 1,6-bisphosphate]] (6 carbon compound) into [[Dihydroxyacetone phosphate|dihydroxyacetone phosphate]] and [[Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate|glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate]] (both 3 carbon compounds)<ref>Jeremy M.Berg, John L. Tymoczko, Gregory J. Gatto, Lupert Stryer (2011). Biochemistry. 8th ed. W. H. Freeman; Eighth edition (1600). p442.</ref>.  
  
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=== References ===
  
 
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Jeremy M.Berg, John L. Tymoczko, Gregory J. Gatto, Lupert Stryer (2011). Biochemistry. 8th ed. W. H. Freeman; Eigth edition (1600). p442.
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Carbon bonds can be cleaved in oxidation and hydrolysis reactions. They can also be cleaved when two substrates form one product or when one substrate forms two products. When the CO2 or H2O is released a double bond will form. Lyases are the enzymes which catalyze these reactions.

An example which illustrates this is the conversion of fructose 1,6-bisphosphate (6 carbon compound) into dihydroxyacetone phosphate and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate (both 3 carbon compounds)[1].

References

  1. Jeremy M.Berg, John L. Tymoczko, Gregory J. Gatto, Lupert Stryer (2011). Biochemistry. 8th ed. W. H. Freeman; Eighth edition (1600). p442.
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