IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 4.5.1.1

Accepted name: DDT-dehydrochlorinase

Reaction: 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane = 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethylene + chloride

Other name(s): DDT-as; 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane chloride-lyase

Systematic name: 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane chloride-lyase [1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethylene-forming]

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 9031-20-3

References:

1. Lipke, H. and Kearns, C.W. DDT dechlorinase. I. Isolation, chemical properties, and spectrophotometric assay. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 2123-2128. [PMID: 13673024]

2. Lipke, H. and Kearns, C.W. DDT dechlorinase. II. Substrate and cofactor specificity. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 2129-2132. [PMID: 13673025]

3. Moorefield, H.H. Purification of DDT-dehydrochlorinase from resistant houseflies. Contr. Boyce Thompson Inst. 18 (1956) 303-310.

[EC 4.5.1.1 created 1961]


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