IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate 3,4-dioxygenase

Reaction: 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate + O2 = 3-carboxy-2-hydroxymuconate semialdehyde

Other name(s): o-pyrocatechuate oxygenase; 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate 1,2-dioxygenase; 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic oxygenase; 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate oxygenase; 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate:oxygen 3,4-oxidoreductase (decyclizing)

Systematic name: 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate:oxygen 3,4-oxidoreductase (ring-opening)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9032-31-9


1. Ribbons, D.W. Bacterial oxidation of 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid - a new oxygenase. Biochem. J. 99 (1966) 30P-31P.

[EC created 1972, modified 1976]

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