Accepted name: 4-chlorobenzoate—CoA ligase
Reaction: 4-chlorobenzoate + CoA + ATP = 4-chlorobenzoyl-CoA + AMP + diphosphate
Systematic name: 4-chlorobenzoate:CoA ligase
Comments: Requires Mg2+. This enzyme is part of the bacterial 2,4-dichlorobenzoate degradation pathway.
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3.  Chang, K.H., Liang, P.H., Beck, W., Scholten, J.D., Dunaway-Mariano, D. Isolation and characterization of the three polypeptide components of 4-chlorobenzoate dehalogenase from Pseudomonas sp. strain CBS-3. Biochemistry 31 (1992) 5605–5610. [PMID: 1610806]
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