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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-ase; 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane chloride-lyase; DDTase
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, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9031-20-3
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 created 1961]

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