Accepted name: 3-carboxyethylcatechol 2,3-dioxygenase
Reaction: (1) 3-(2,3-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoate + O2 = (2Z,4E)-2-hydroxy-6-oxonona-2,4-diene-1,9-dioate
(2) (2E)-3-(2,3-dihydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate + O2 = (2Z,4E,7E)-2-hydroxy-6-oxonona-2,4,7-triene-1,9-dioate
Glossary: (2E)-3-(2,3-dihydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate = trans-2,3-dihydroxycinnamate
Other name(s): 2,3-dihydroxy-β-phenylpropionic dioxygenase; 2,3-dihydroxy-β-phenylpropionate oxygenase; 3-(2,3-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoate:oxygen 1,2-oxidoreductase; 3-(2,3-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoate:oxygen 1,2-oxidoreductase (decyclizing)
Systematic name: 3-(2,3-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoate:oxygen 1,2-oxidoreductase (ring-opening)
Comments: An iron protein. This enzyme catalyses a step in the pathway of phenylpropanoid compounds degradation.
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[EC created 1972, modified 2011, modified 2012]