EC - Vanillate monooxygenase

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Accepted name:
vanillate monooxygenase
Other names:
4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzoate demethylase
vanillate demethylase
Systematic name:
vanillate:oxygen oxidoreductase (demethylating)



Forms part of the vanillin degradation pathway in Arthrobacter sp.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UM-BBD , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00493
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0018489


  1. Brunel, F. and Davison, J.
    Cloning and sequencing of Pseudomonas genes encoding vanillate demethylase.
    J. Bacteriol. 170 : 4924-4930 (1988). [PMID: 3170489]
  2. Priefert, H., Rabenhorst, J. and Steinbuchel, A.
    Molecular characterization of genes of Pseudomonas sp. strain HR199 involved in bioconversion of vanillin to protocatechuate.
    J. Bacteriol. 179 : 2595-2607 (1997). [PMID: 9098058]

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