IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: o-succinylbenzoate—CoA ligase

Reaction: ATP + 2-succinylbenzoate + CoA = AMP + diphosphate + 4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-4-oxobutanoyl-CoA

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Glossary: 2-succinylbenzoate = o-succinylbenzoate = 4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-4-oxobutanoate
2-succinylbenzoyl-CoA = o-succinylbenzoyl-CoA = 4-(2-carboxyphenyl)-4-oxobutanoyl-CoA

Other name(s): o-succinylbenzoyl-coenzyme A synthetase; o-succinylbenzoate:CoA ligase (AMP-forming)

Systematic name: 2-succinylbenzoate:CoA ligase (AMP-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 72506-70-8


1. Heide, L., Arendt, S. and Leistner, E. Enzymatic-synthesis, characterization, and metabolism of the coenzyme-A ester of o-succinylbenzoic acid, an intermediate in menaquinone (vitamin K2) biosynthesis. J. Biol. Chem. 257 (1982) 7396-7400. [PMID: 7045104]

2. Kolkmann, R. and Leistner, E. 4-(2'-Carboxyphenyl)-4-oxobutyryl coenzyme-A ester, an intermediate in vitamin K2 (menaquinone) biosynthesis. Z. Naturforsch. C: Sci. 42 (1987) 1207-1214. [PMID: 2966501]

3. Meganathan, R. and Bentley, R. Menaquinone (vitamin K2) biosynthesis: conversion of o-succinylbenzoic acid to 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoic acid by Mycobacterium phlei enzymes. J. Bacteriol. 140 (1979) 92-98. [PMID: 500558]

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