IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: long-chain-alcohol oxidase

Reaction: a long-chain alcohol + O2 = a long-chain aldehyde + H2O2

Other name(s): long-chain fatty alcohol oxidase; fatty alcohol oxidase; fatty alcohol:oxygen oxidoreductase; long-chain fatty acid oxidase

Systematic name: long-chain-alcohol:oxygen oxidoreductase

Comments: Oxidizes long-chain fatty alcohols; best substrate is dodecyl alcohol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 129430-50-8


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5. Cheng, Q., Sanglard, D., Vanhanen, S., Liu, H.T., Bombelli, P., Smith, A. and Slabas, A.R. Candida yeast long chain fatty alcohol oxidase is a c-type haemoprotein and plays an important role in long chain fatty acid metabolism. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1735 (2005) 192-203. [PMID: 16046182]

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