EC - (hydroxymethyl)phosphonate dioxygenase

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Accepted name:
(hydroxymethyl)phosphonate dioxygenase
Other name:
phnZ1 (gene name)
Systematic name:
(hydroxymethyl)phosphonate:oxygen 1-oxidoreductase (formate-forming)



Requires iron(II). The enzyme, characterized from the marine bacterium Gimesia maris, participates in a (methyl)phosphonate degradation pathway. It also has the activity of EC, 2-amino-1-hydroxyethylphosphonate dioxygenase (glycine-forming).

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB


  1. Gama, S. R., Vogt, M., Kalina, T., Hupp, K., Hammerschmidt, F., Pallitsch, K., Zechel, D. L.
    An Oxidative Pathway for Microbial Utilization of Methylphosphonic Acid as a Phosphate Source.
    ACS Chem. Biol. 14: 735-741 (2019). [PMID: 30810303]

[EC created 2019]