IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: pyrogallol 1,2-oxygenase

Reaction: 1,2,3-trihydroxybenzene + O2 = (2Z,4E)-2-hydroxyhexa-2,4-dienedioate

Glossary: (2Z,4E)-2-hydroxyhexa-2,4-dienedioate = (2Z,4E)-2-hydroxymuconate
1,2,3-trihydroxybenzene = pyrogallol

Other name(s): pyrogallol 1,2-dioxygenase; 1,2,3-trihydroxybenzene:oxygen 1,2-oxidoreductase (decyclizing)

Systematic name: 1,2,3-trihydroxybenzene:oxygen 1,2-oxidoreductase (ring-opening)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 78310-68-6


1. Groseclose, E.E. and Ribbons, D.W. Metabolism of resorcinylic compounds by bacteria: new pathway for resorcinol catabolism in Azotobacter vinelandii. J. Bacteriol. 146 (1981) 460-466. [PMID: 7217008]

[EC created 1984, modified 2012]

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