EC - 4-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase

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Accepted name:
4-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase
Other names:
p-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase
4-hydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name:
4-hydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase (phenol-forming)


Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UM-BBD , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0018799
CAS Registry Number: 37290-53-2


  1. Grant, D.J.W. and Patel, J.C.
    Non-oxidative decarboxylation of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, gentisic acid, protocatechuic acid, and gallic acid by Klebsiella aerogenes (Aerobacter aerogenes).
    J. Microbiol. Serol. 35 : 325-343 (1969).
  2. Tschech, A. and Fuchs, G.
    Anaerobic degradation of phenol via carboxylation to 4-hydroxybenzoate - in vitro study of isotope exchange between (CO2)-C-14 and 4-hydroxybenzoate.
    Arch. Microbiol. 152 : 594-599 (1989).

[EC created 1972]