6-methylsalicylate decarboxylase

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6-methylsalicylate decarboxylase
Identifiers
EC number 4.1.1.52
CAS number 37289-50-2
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / QuickGO

In enzymology, a 6-methylsalicylate decarboxylase (EC 4.1.1.52) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

6-methylsalicylate 3-cresol + CO2

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, 6-methylsalicylate, and two products, 3-cresol and CO2.

This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the carboxy-lyases, which cleave carbon-carbon bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 6-methylsalicylate carboxy-lyase (3-cresol-forming). Other names in common use include 6-methylsalicylic acid (2,6-cresotic acid) decarboxylase, 6-MSA decarboxylase, and 6-methylsalicylate carboxy-lyase.

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