IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: o-pyrocatechuate decarboxylase

Reaction: 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate = catechol + CO2

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase (catechol-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 37289-48-8


1. Subba Rao, P.V., Moore, K., Towers, G.H.N. O-Pyrocatechiuc acid carboxy-lyase from Aspergillus niger. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 122 (1967) 466-473. [PMID: 6066253]

[EC created 1972]

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