Reaction: 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate = catechol + CO2
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Glossary: protocatechuate = 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate
Other name(s): 3,4-dihydrobenzoate decarboxylase; protocatechuate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase (catechol-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 37290-55-4
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 (1969) 325-343.