The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate oxidase
Reaction: 2 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate + O2 = 2 4-hydroxyphenylacetate + 2 CO2
For diagram of 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate metabolites, click here
Systematic name: 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate:oxygen oxidoreductase (decarboxylating)
Comments: Involved in tyrosine degradation pathway in Arthrobacter sp.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 78213-74-8
1.  Blakley, E.R. The catabolism of L-tyrosine by an Arthrobacter sp. Can. J. Microbiol. 23 (1977) 1128–1139. [PMID: 20216]
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