Accepted name: chlorobenzene dihydrodiol dehydrogenase
Reaction: (1R,2R)-3-chlorocyclohexa-3,5-diene-1,2-diol + NAD+ = 3-chlorocatechol + NADH + H+
Other name(s): tecB (gene name)
Systematic name: (1R,2R)-3-chlorocyclohexa-3,5-diene-1,2-diol:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: This bacterial enzyme can transform various dihydrodiols of chlorobenzenes into the respective catechols, including the dihydrodiols of mono-, di-, tri-, and tetra-chlorinated benzenes. It also accepts the dihydrodiols of various chlorotoluenes. Substrates for the enzyme are generated by the broad spectrum EC, chlorobenzene dioxygenase.
1.  Spiess, E. and Gorisch, H. Purification and characterization of chlorobenzene cis-dihydrodiol dehydrogenase from Xanthobacter flavus 14p1. Arch. Microbiol. 165 (1996) 201–205. [PMID: 8599538]
2.  Pollmann, K., Beil, S. and Pieper, D.H. Transformation of chlorinated benzenes and toluenes by Ralstonia sp. strain PS12 tecA (tetrachlorobenzene dioxygenase) and tecB (chlorobenzene dihydrodiol dehydrogenase) gene products. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67 (2001) 4057–4063. [PMID: 11526005]
3.  Pollmann, K., Wray, V. and Pieper, D.H. Chloromethylmuconolactones as critical metabolites in the degradation of chloromethylcatechols: recalcitrance of 2-chlorotoluene. J. Bacteriol. 187 (2005) 2332–2340. [PMID: 15774876]
[EC created 2018]