IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: benzoyl-CoA-dihydrodiol lyase

Reaction: 2,3-dihydro-2,3-dihydroxybenzoyl-CoA + H2O = 3,4-didehydroadipyl-CoA semialdehyde + formate

Other name(s): 2,3-dihydro-2,3-dihydroxybenzoyl-CoA lyase/hydrolase (deformylating); BoxC; dihydrodiol transforming enzyme; benzoyl-CoA oxidation component C; 2,3-dihydro-2,3-dihydroxybenzoyl-CoA 3,4-didehydroadipyl-CoA semialdehyde-lyase (formate-forming)

Systematic name: 2,3-dihydro-2,3-dihydroxybenzoyl-CoA 3,4-didehydroadipyl-CoA-semialdehyde-lyase (formate-forming)

Comments:The enzyme is involved in the aerobic benzoyl-CoA catabolic pathway of the bacterium Azoarcus evansii

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


1. Gescher, J., Eisenreich, W., Worth, J., Bacher, A. and Fuchs, G. Aerobic benzoyl-CoA catabolic pathway in Azoarcus evansii: studies on the non-oxygenolytic ring cleavage enzyme. Mol. Microbiol. 56 (2005) 1586-1600. [PMID: 15916608]

[EC created 2010]

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