IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: gentisate decarboxylase

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


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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