IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2-(1,2-epoxy-1,2-dihydrophenyl)acetyl-CoA isomerase

Reaction: 2-(1,2-epoxy-1,2-dihydrophenyl)acetyl-CoA = 2-oxepin-2(3H)-ylideneacetyl-CoA

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Glossary: 2-(1,2-epoxy-1,2-dihydrophenyl)acetyl-CoA = 2-{7-oxabicyclo[4.1.0]hepta-2,4-dien-1-yl}acetyl-CoA
oxepin-CoA = 2-oxepin-2(3H)-ylideneacetyl-CoA

Other name(s): paaG (gene name); 1,2-epoxyphenylacetyl-CoA isomerase (misleading)

Systematic name: 2-(1,2-epoxy-1,2-dihydrophenyl)acetyl-CoA isomerase

Comments: The enzyme catalyses the reversible isomerization of 2-(1,2-epoxy-1,2-dihydrophenyl)acetyl-CoA to the unusual unsaturated, oxygen-containing, seven-member heterocyclic enol ether 2-oxepin-2(3H)-ylideneacetyl-CoA, as part of an aerobic phenylacetate degradation pathway.

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


1. Ismail, W., El-Said Mohamed, M., Wanner, B.L., Datsenko, K.A., Eisenreich, W., Rohdich, F., Bacher, A. and Fuchs, G. Functional genomics by NMR spectroscopy. Phenylacetate catabolism in Escherichia coli. Eur. J. Biochem. 270 (2003) 3047-3054. [PMID: 12846838]

2. Teufel, R., Mascaraque, V., Ismail, W., Voss, M., Perera, J., Eisenreich, W., Haehnel, W. and Fuchs, G. Bacterial phenylalanine and phenylacetate catabolic pathway revealed. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107 (2010) 14390-14395. [PMID: 20660314]

[EC created 2011]

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