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Information on EC - 4-methylphenol dehydrogenase (hydroxylating)

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     1 Oxidoreductases
         1.17 Acting on CH or CH2 groups
       4-methylphenol dehydrogenase (hydroxylating)
IUBMB Comments
A flavocytochrome c (FAD). Phenazine methosulfate can act as acceptor. A quinone methide is probably formed as intermediate. The first hydroxylation forms 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol; a second hydroxylation converts this into 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Eukaryota
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p-cresol methylhydroxylase, p-cresol methylhydroxylases, p-cresol methylhydroxylase a, para-cresol methylhydroxylase, more
4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol + 2 oxidized azurin = 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde + 2 reduced azurin + 2 H+
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4-methylphenol + 2 oxidized azurin + H2O = 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol + 2 reduced azurin + 2 H+
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4-methylphenol + 4 oxidized azurin + H2O = 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde + 4 reduced azurin + 4 H+
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