IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cis-1,2-dihydrobenzene-1,2-diol dehydrogenase

Reaction: cis-1,2-dihydrobenzene-1,2-diol + NAD+ = catechol + NADH + H+

Other name(s): cis-benzene glycol dehydrogenase; cis-1,2-dihydrocyclohexa-3,5-diene (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) oxidoreductase;

Systematic name: cis-1,2-dihydrobenzene-1,2-diol:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 51923-03-6


1. Axcell, B.C. and Geary, P.J. The metabolism of benzene by bacteria. Purification and some properties of the enzyme cis-1,2-dihydroxycyclohexa-3,5-diene (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) oxidoreductase (cis-benzene glycol dehydrogenase). Biochem. J. 136 (1973) 927-934. [PMID: 4362337]

2. Gibson, D.T., Koch, J.R. and Kallio, R.E. Oxidative degradation of aromatic hydrocarbons by microorganisms. I. Enzymatic formation of catechol from benzene. Biochemistry 7 (1968) 2653-2662. [PMID: 4298226]

[EC created 1972]

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