EC - Gentisate decarboxylase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
gentisate decarboxylase
Other names:
2,5-dihydroxybenzoate decarboxylase
gentisate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name:
2,5-dihydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase (hydroquinone-forming)


Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0047923
CAS Registry Number: 37290-54-3


  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).

[EC created 1972]