Reaction: (R,S)-2-(α-hydroxybenzyl)succinyl-CoA = (E)-benzylidenesuccinyl-CoA + H2O
Other name(s): bbsH (gene name)
Systematic name: (R,S)-2-(α-hydroxybenzyl)succinyl-CoA hydro-lyase
Comments: The enzyme, purified from the bacterium Thauera aromatica, is involved in an anaerobic toluene degradation pathway in which it catalyses the hydration of (E)-benzylidenesuccinyl-CoA.
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