Catalyses the first step in the degradation of chlorobenzoate in Pseudomonas. In many microorganisms, this activity comprises three separate enzymes, EC 220.127.116.11 (4-chlorobenzoate—CoA ligase), EC 18.104.22.168 (4-chlorobenzoyl-CoA dehalogenase) and EC 22.214.171.124 (4-hydroxybenzoyl-CoA thioesterase).
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