EC - Octopamine dehydratase

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Accepted name:
octopamine dehydratase
Other names:
octopamine hydrolyase
octopamine hydro-lyase (deaminating)
Systematic name:
1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-aminoethanol hydro-lyase [deaminating; (4-hydroxyphenyl)acetaldehyde-forming]



The enzyme-catalysed reaction is believed to be dehydration to an enamine, which is spontaneously hydrolysed to an aldehyde and ammonia.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050202
CAS Registry Number: 109456-55-5


  1. Cuskey, S.M., Peccoraro, V. and Olsen, R.H.
    Initial catabolism of aromatic biogenic amines by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO: pathway description, mapping of mutations, and cloning of essential genes.
    J. Bacteriol. 169 : 2398-2404 (1987). [PMID: 3034855]

[EC created 1989]