Reaction: (S)-4-hydroxymandelate + O2 = 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde + CO2 + H2O2
Glossary: (S)-4-hydroxymandelate = (S)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetate
Other name(s): L-4-hydroxymandelate oxidase (decarboxylating); (S)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetate:oxygen 1-oxidoreductase; (S)-4-hydroxymandelate:oxygen 1-oxidoreductase; 4-hydroxymandelate oxidase
Systematic name: (S)-4-hydroxymandelate:oxygen 1-oxidoreductase (decarboxylating)
Comments: A flavoprotein (FAD), requires Mn2+. The enzyme from the bacterium Pseudomonas putida-is involved in the degradation of mandelate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 60976-30-9
1. Bhat, S.G. and Vaidyanathan, C.S. Purification and properties of L-4-hydroxymandelate oxidase from Pseudomonas convexa. Eur. J. Biochem. 68 (1976) 323-331. [PMID: 976259]