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EC 1.14.99.15     
Accepted name: 4-methoxybenzoate monooxygenase (O-demethylating)
Reaction: 4-methoxybenzoate + reduced acceptor + O2 = 4-hydroxybenzoate + formaldehyde + acceptor + H2O
Other name(s): 4-methoxybenzoate 4-monooxygenase (O-demethylating); 4-methoxybenzoate O-demethylase; p-anisic O-demethylase; piperonylate-4-O-demethylase
Systematic name: 4-methoxybenzoate,hydrogen-donor:oxygen oxidoreductase (O-demethylating)
Comments: The bacterial enzyme consists of a ferredoxin-type protein and an iron-sulfur flavoprotein (FMN). Also acts on 4-ethoxybenzoate, N-methyl-4-aminobenzoate and toluate. The fungal enzyme acts best on veratrate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 37256-78-3
References:
1.  Bernhardt, F.-H., Nastainczyk, W. and Seydewitz, V. Kinetic studies on a 4-methoxybenzoate O-demethylase from Pseudomonas putida. Eur. J. Biochem. 72 (1977) 107–115. [PMID: 188654]
2.  Paszcynski, A. and Trojanowski, J. An affinity-column procedure for the purification of veratrate O-demethylase from fungi. Microbios 18 (1977) 111–121. [PMID: 25369]
3.  Twilfer, H., Bernhardt, F.-H. and Gersonde, K. An electron-spin-resonance study on the redox-active centers of the 4-methoxybenzoate monooxygenase from Pseudomonas putida. Eur. J. Biochem. 119 (1981) 595–602. [PMID: 6273164]
[EC 1.14.99.15 created 1972]
 
 


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