EC - Benzoate—CoA ligase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
benzoate—CoA ligase
Other names:
benzoate—coenzyme A ligase
benzoyl CoA synthetase (AMP forming)
benzoyl-coenzyme A synthetase
Systematic name:
benzoate:CoA ligase (AMP-forming)



Also acts on 2-, 3- and 4-fluorobenzoate, but only very slowly on the corresponding chlorobenzoates.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UM-BBD , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0018858
CAS Registry Number: 95329-17-2
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (15) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Hutber, G.N. and Ribbons, D.W.
    Involvement of coenzyme-A esters in the metabolism of benzoate and cyclohexanecarboxylate by Rhodopseudomonas palustris.
    J. Gen. Microbiol. 129 : 2413-2420 (1983).
  2. Schennen, U., Braun, K. and Knackmuss, H.-J.
    Anaerobic degradation of 2-fluorobenzoate by benzoate-degrading, denitrifying bacteria.
    J. Bacteriol. 161 : 321-325 (1985). [PMID: 2857161]

[EC created 1989]