Involved in the aerobic pathway for degradation of toluene, 4-methylphenol, and 2,4-xylenol by several Pseudomonas strains. The enzyme is also active with 4-hydroxy-3-methylbenzaldehyde. cf. EC 22.214.171.124, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde dehydrogenase (NAD+).
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