Reaction: salicylate = phenol + CO2
Other name(s): salicylic acid decarboxylase; Scd
Systematic name: salicylate carboxy-lyase
Comments: In the reverse direction the enzyme catalyses the regioselective carboxylation of phenol into stoichiometric amounts of salicylate. The enzyme also catalyses the reversible decarboxylation of 2,4-dihydroxybenzoate, 2,6-dihydroxybenzoate, 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate and 4-aminosalicylate .
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1. Kirimura, K., Gunji, H., Wakayama, R., Hattori, T. and Ishii, Y. Enzymatic Kolbe-Schmitt reaction to form salicylic acid from phenol: enzymatic characterization and gene identification of a novel enzyme, Trichosporon moniliiforme salicylic acid decarboxylase. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 394 (2010) 279-284. [PMID: 20188702]