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ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
p-cymene methyl-monooxygenase
Alternative Name(s)
p-cymene methyl hydroxylase
Reaction catalysed
2 H(+) + O2 + p-cymene + 2 reduced [2Fe-2S]-[ferredoxin] <=> 4-isopropylbenzyl alcohol + H2O + 2 oxidized [2Fe-2S]-[ferredoxin]
  • The enzyme, characterized from several Pseudomonas strains, initiates p-cymene catabolism through hydroxylation of the methyl group.
  • The enzyme has a distinct preference for substrates containing at least an alkyl or heteroatom substituent at the para-position of toluene.
  • The electrons are provided by a reductase (EC that transfers electrons from NADH via FAD and an [2Fe-2S] cluster.
  • In Pseudomonas chlororaphis the presence of a third component of unknown function greatly increases the activity. cf. EC
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.14.15.25
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.14.15.25
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.14.15.25
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