IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: gallate decarboxylase

Reaction: 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate = 1,2,3-trihydroxybenzene + CO2

Glossary: gallate = 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate

Other name(s): gallic acid decarboxylase; gallate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase (1,2,3-trihydroxybenzene-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37290-51-0


1. Grant, D.J.W. and Patel, J.C. Non-oxidative decarboxylation of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, gentisic acid, protocatechuic acid, and gallic acid by Klebsiella aerogenes (Aerobacter aerogenes). J. Microbiol. Serol. 35 (1969) 325-343.

[EC created 1972]

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