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Accepted name: benzene 1,2-dioxygenase
Reaction: benzene + NADH + H+ + O2 = cis-cyclohexa-3,5-diene-1,2-diol + NAD+
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Other name(s): benzene hydroxylase; benzene dioxygenase
Systematic name: benzene,NADH:oxygen oxidoreductase (1,2-hydroxylating)
Comments: A system, containing a reductase which is an iron-sulfur flavoprotein (FAD), an iron-sulfur oxygenase and ferredoxin. Requires Fe2+.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9075-66-5
1.  Gibson, D.T., Koch, J.R. and Kallio, R.E. Oxidative degradation of aromatic hydrocarbons by microorganisms. I. Enzymatic formation of catechol from benzene. Biochemistry 7 (1968) 2653–2662. [PMID: 4298226]
[EC created 1972]

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