Reaction: 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate + ½ O2 = 4-hydroxyphenylacetate + CO2
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Systematic name: 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate:oxygen oxidoreductase (decarboxylating)
Comments: Involved in tyrosine degradation pathway in Arthrobacter sp.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, 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]