Accepted name: γ-resorcylate decarboxylase
Reaction: 2,6-dihydroxybenzoate = 1,3-dihydroxybenzene + CO2
Glossary: 2,6-dihydroxybenzoate = γ-resorcylate
1,3-dihydroxybenzene = resorcinol
Other name(s): graF (gene name); tsdA (gene name)
Systematic name: 2,6-dihydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase
Comments: The enzyme, characterized from several bacterial strains, is involved in the degradation of γ-resorcylate. It contains a zinc ion and a water molecule at the active site. The reaction is reversible, but equilibrium greatly favors the decarboxylation reaction.
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[EC created 2016]