The Enzyme Database

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EC 4.1.1.7     
Accepted name: benzoylformate decarboxylase
Reaction: phenylglyoxylate = benzaldehyde + CO2
Glossary: thiamine diphosphate = 3-[(4-amino-2-methylpyrimidin-5-yl)methyl]-5-(2-diphosphoethyl)-4-methyl-1,3-thiazolium
phenylglyoxylate = benzoylformate = 2-oxo-2-phenylacetate
Other name(s): phenylglyoxylate decarboxylase; benzoylformate carboxy-lyase; benzoylformate carboxy-lyase (benzaldehyde-forming)
Systematic name: phenylglyoxylate carboxy-lyase (benzaldehyde-forming)
Comments: A thiamine-diphosphate protein.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 9025-00-7
References:
1.  Gunsalus, C.F., Stanier, R.Y. and Gunsalus, I.C. The enzymatic conversion of mandelic acid to benzoic acid. III. Fractionation and properties of the soluble enzymes. J. Bacteriol. 66 (1953) 548–553. [PMID: 13108854]
[EC 4.1.1.7 created 1961]
 
 


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