Reaction: 4-hydroxybenzoate = phenol + CO2
Other name(s): p-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase; 4-hydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: 4-hydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyase (phenol-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 37290-53-2
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