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Accepted name: 4-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase
Reaction: 4-hydroxybenzoate = phenol + CO2
Other name(s): p-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase; 4-hydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: 4-hydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase (phenol-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 37290-53-2
1.  Grant, D.J.W. and Patel, J.C. Non-oxidative decarboxylation of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, gentisic acid, protocatechuic acid, and gallic acid by Klebsiella aerogenes (Aerobacter aerogenes). J. Microbiol. Serol. 35 (1969) 325–343.
2.  Tschech, A. and Fuchs, G. Anaerobic degradation of phenol via carboxylation to 4-hydroxybenzoate - in vitro study of isotope exchange between (CO2)-C-14 and 4-hydroxybenzoate. Arch. Microbiol. 152 (1989) 594–599.
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