IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: orsellinate decarboxylase

Reaction: orsellinate = orcinol + CO2

Glossary: orsellinate = 2,4-dihydroxy-6-methylbenzoate

Other name(s): orsellinate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: 2,4-dihydroxy-6-methylbenzoate carboxy-lyase (orcinol-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9076-58-8


1. Pettersson, G. An orsellinic acid decarboxylase isolated from Gliocladium roseum. Acta Chem. Scand. 19 (1965) 2013-2021.

[EC created 1972]

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