|PDB structures||RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum|
|Gene Ontology||AmiGO / QuickGO|
- benzoylformate + H+ benzaldehyde + 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 benzoylformate carboxy-lyase (benzaldehyde-forming). Other names in common use include phenylglyoxylate decarboxylase, and benzoylformate carboxy-lyase. This enzyme participates in benzoate degradation via hydroxylation and toluene and xylene degradation. It employs one cofactor, thiamin diphosphate.
- GUNSALUS CF, STANIER RY, GUNSALUS IC (1953). "The enzymatic conversion of mandelic acid to benzoic acid. III Fractionation and properties of the soluble enzymes". J. Bacteriol. 66 (5): 548–53. doi:10.1128/JB.66.5.548-553.1953. PMC 317432. PMID 13108854.