Reaction: phenylglyoxylate = benzaldehyde + CO2
Glossary: thiamine diphosphate = 3-[(4-amino-2-methylpyrimidin-5-yl)methyl]-5-(2-diphosphoethyl)-4-methyl-1,3-thiazolium
phenylglyoxylate = benzoylformate = 2-oxo-2-phenylacetate
Other name(s): phenylglyoxylate decarboxylase; benzoylformate carboxy-lyase; benzoylformate carboxy-lyase (benzaldehyde-forming)
Systematic name: phenylglyoxylate carboxy-lyase (benzaldehyde-forming)
Comments: A thiamine-diphosphate protein.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 9025-00-7
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