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Accepted name: catechol 1,2-dioxygenase
Reaction: catechol + O2 = cis,cis-muconate
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Other name(s): catechol-oxygen 1,2-oxidoreductase; 1,2-pyrocatechase; catechase; catechol 1,2-oxygenase; catechol dioxygenase; pyrocatechase; pyrocatechol 1,2-dioxygenase; CD I; CD II
Systematic name: catechol:oxygen 1,2-oxidoreductase
Comments: Requires Fe3+. Involved in the metabolism of nitro-aromatic compounds by a strain of Pseudomonas putida.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 9027-16-1
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2.  Hayaishi, O., Katagiri, M. and Rothberg, S. Studies on oxygenases: pyrocatechase. J. Biol. Chem. 229 (1957) 905–920. [PMID: 13502352]
3.  Sistrom, W.R. and Stanier, R.Y. The mechanism of formation of β-ketoadipic acid by bacteria. J. Biol. Chem. 210 (1954) 821–836. [PMID: 13211620]
4.  Zeyer, J., Kocher, H.P. and Timmis, N. Influence of para-substituents on the oxidative metabolism of o-nitrophenols by Pseudomonas putida B2. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 52 (1986) 334–339. [PMID: 3752997]
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