Reaction: [(1R)-1-hydroxy-2-(trimethylamino)ethyl]phosphonate + O2 = glycine betaine + phosphate
Other name(s): tmpB (gene name)
Systematic name: [(1R)-1-hydroxy-2-(trimethylamino)ethyl]phosphonate:oxygen 1R-oxidoreductase (glycine-betaine-forming)
Comments: Requires Fe2+. This bacterial enzyme is involved in a degradation pathway for [2-(trimethylamino)ethyl]phosphonate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Rajakovich, L.J., Pandelia, M.E., Mitchell, A.J., Chang, W.C., Zhang, B., Boal, A.K., Krebs, C. and Bollinger, J.M., Jr. A new microbial pathway for organophosphonate degradation catalyzed by two previously misannotated non-heme-iron oxygenases. Biochemistry 58 (2019) 1627-1647. [PMID: 30789718]