IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: caffeate 3,4-dioxygenase

Reaction: 3,4-dihydroxy-trans-cinnamate + O2 = 3-(2-carboxyethenyl)-cis,cis-muconate

Other name(s): 3,4-dihydroxy-trans-cinnamate:oxygen 3,4-oxidoreductase (decyclizing)

Systematic name: 3,4-dihydroxy-trans-cinnamate:oxygen 3,4-oxidoreductase (ring-opening)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37256-61-4


1. Seidman, M.M., Toms, A. and Wood, J.M. Influence of side-chain substituents on the position of cleavage of the benzene ring by Pseudomonas fluorescens. J. Bacteriol. 97 (1969) 1192-1197. [PMID: 5776526]

[EC created 1972]

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