IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: catechol oxidase (dimerizing)

Reaction: 4 catechol + 3 O2 = 2 dibenzo[1,4]dioxin-2,3-dione + 6 H2O

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Systematic name: catechol:oxygen oxidoreductase (dimerizing)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37250-83-2


1. Nair, P.M. and Vining, L.C. Enzymic oxidation of catechol to diphenylenedioxide-2,3-quinone. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 106 (1964) 422-427.

[EC created 1972]

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