IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3,4-dihydroxy-9,10-secoandrosta-1,3,5(10)-triene-9,17-dione 4,5-dioxygenase

Reaction: 3,4-dihydroxy-9,10-secoandrosta-1,3,5(10)-triene-9,17-dione + O2 = 3-hydroxy-5,9,17-trioxo-4,5:9,10-disecoandrosta-1(10),2-dien-4-oate

Other name(s): steroid 4,5-dioxygenase; 3-alkylcatechol 2,3-dioxygenase; 3,4-dihydroxy-9,10-secoandrosta-1,3,5(10)-triene-9,17-dione:oxygen 4,5-oxidoreductase (decyclizing)

Systematic name: 3,4-dihydroxy-9,10-secoandrosta-1,3,5(10)-triene-9,17-dione:oxygen 4,5-oxidoreductase (ring-opening)

Comments: Requires Fe2+. Also acts on 3-isopropylcatechol and 3-tert-butyl-5-methylcatechol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 37256-63-6


1. Gibson, D.T., Wang, K.C., Sih, C.J. and Whitlock, J.H. Mechanisms of steroid oxidation by microorganisms. IX. On the mechanism of ring A cleavage in the degradation of 9,10-seco steroids by microorganisms. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 551-559. [PMID: 5908121]

[EC created 1972]

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