IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 6-methylsalicylate decarboxylase

Reaction: 6-methylsalicylate = 3-methylphenol + CO2

Glossary: 3-methylphenol = 3-cresol = m-cresol

Other name(s): 6-methylsalicylic acid (2,6-cresotic acid) decarboxylase; 6-MSA decarboxylase; 6-methylsalicylate carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: 6-methylsalicylate carboxy-lyase (3-methylphenol-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37289-50-2


1. Light, R.J. 6-Methylsalicylic acid decarboxylase from Penicillium patulum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 191 (1969) 430-438. [PMID: 5354271]

2. Vogel, G. and Lynen, F. 6-Methylsalicylsäure-Decarboxylase. Naturwissenschaften 57 (1970) 664.

[EC created 1972, modified 2011]

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