IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: benzoin aldolase

Reaction: 2-hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone = 2 benzaldehyde

Glossary: thiamine diphosphate
benzoin = 2-hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone

Other name(s): benzaldehyde lyase; 2-hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone benzaldehyde-lyase

Systematic name: 2-hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone benzaldehyde-lyase (benzaldehyde-forming)

Comments: A thiamine-diphosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 122097-01-2


1. González, B. and Vicuña, R. Benzaldehyde lyase, a novel thiamine PPi-requiring enzyme, from Pseudomonas fluorescens biovar I. J. Bacteriol. 171 (1989) 2401-2405. [PMID: 2496105]

[EC created 1992]

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