IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 4,5-dihydroxyphthalate decarboxylase

Reaction: 4,5-dihydroxyphthalate = 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate + CO2

Other name(s): 4,5-dihydroxyphthalate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: 4,5-dihydroxyphthalate carboxy-lyase (3,4-dihydroxybenzoate-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 37290-48-5


1. Ribbons, D.W. and Evans, W.C. Oxidative metabolism of phthalic acid by soil pseudomonads. Biochem. J. 76 (1966) 310-318.

[EC created 1972]

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