Reaction: benzylsuccinate = toluene + fumarate
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Other name(s): benzylsuccinate fumarate-lyase
Systematic name: benzylsuccinate fumarate-lyase (toluene-forming)
Comments: A glycyl radical enzyme that is inhibited by benzyl alcohol, benzaldehyde, phenylhydrazine and is inactivated by oxygen.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 209264-18-6
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