IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 4.5.1.3

Accepted name: dichloromethane dehalogenase

Reaction: dichloromethane + H2O = formaldehyde + 2 chloride

Other name(s): dichloromethane chloride-lyase (chloride-hydrolysing)

Systematic name: dichloromethane chloride-lyase (chloride-hydrolysing; formaldehyde-forming)

Comments: Requires glutathione.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 97002-70-5

References:

1. Kohler-Staub, D. and Leisinger, T. Dichloromethane dehalogenase of Hyphomicrobium sp. strain DM2. J. Bacteriol. 162 (1985) 676-681. [PMID: 3988708]

[EC 4.5.1.3 created 1989]


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