IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: haloalkane dehalogenase

Reaction: 1-haloalkane + H2O = a primary alcohol + halide

Other name(s): 1-chlorohexane halidohydrolase; 1-haloalkane dehalogenase

Systematic name: 1-haloalkane halidohydrolase

Comments: Acts on a wide range of 1-haloalkanes, haloalcohols, haloalkenes and some haloaromatic compounds.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, UM-BBD, Metacyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 95990-29-7


1. Keuning, S., Janssen, D.B. and Witholt, B. Purification and characterization of hydrolytic haloalkane dehalogenase from Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10. J. Bacteriol. 163 (1985) 635-639. [PMID: 4019411]

2. Scholtz, R., Leisinger, T., Suter, F. and Cook, A.M. Characterization of 1-chlorohexane halidohydrolase, a dehalogenase of wide substrate range from an Arthrobacter sp. J. Bacteriol. 169 (1987) 5016-5021. [PMID: 3667524]

3. Yokota, T., Omori, T. and Kodama, T. Purification and properties of haloalkane dehalogenase from Corynebacterium sp. strain m15-3. J. Bacteriol. 169 (1987) 4049-4054. [PMID: 3624201]

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