Reaction: 2,5-dihydroxybenzoate = hydroquinone + CO2
Glossary: gentisate = 2,5-dihydroxybenzoate
Other name(s): 2,5-dihydroxybenzoate decarboxylase; gentisate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: 2,5-dihydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase (hydroquinone-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37290-54-3
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