Phenolic acid decarboxylase, bacterial (IPR008729)

Short name: PA_de_COase_bac

Family relationships



This family consists of several bacterial phenolic acid decarboxylase proteins. Phenolic acids, also called substituted cinnamic acids, are important lignin-related aromatic acids and natural constituents of plant cell walls. These acids (particularly ferulic, p-coumaric, and caffeic acids) bind the complex lignin polymer to the hemicellulose and cellulose in plants. The phenolic acid decarboxylase (PAD) gene (pad) is transcriptionally regulated by p-coumaric, ferulic, or caffeic acid; these three acids are the three substrates of PAD [PMID: 9546183].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

GO:0016831 carboxy-lyase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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