IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 4-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase

Reaction: 4-hydroxybenzoate = phenol + CO2

Other name(s): p-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase; 4-hydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: 4-hydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase (phenol-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37290-53-2


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.

2. Tschech, A. and Fuchs, G. Anaerobic degradation of phenol via carboxylation to 4-hydroxybenzoate - in vitro study of isotope exchange between (CO2)-C-14 and 4-hydroxybenzoate. Arch. Microbiol. 152 (1989) 594-599.

[EC created 1972]

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