Reaction: cis-1,2-dihydroxy-4-methylcyclohexa-3,5-diene-1-carboxylate + NAD(P)+ = 4-methylcatechol + NAD(P)H + CO2
Systematic name: cis-1,2-dihydroxy-4-methylcyclohexa-3,5-diene-1-carboxylate:NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase (decarboxylating)
Comments: Involved in the p-xylene degradation pathway in bacteria.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number:
1. Whited, G.M., McCombie, W.R., Kwart, L.D. and Gibson, D.T. Identification of cis-diols as intermediates in the oxidation of aromatic acids by a strain of Pseudomonas putida that contains a TOL plasmid. J. Bacteriol. 166 (1986) 1028-1039. [PMID: 3711022]