IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-acylhexosamine oxidase

Reaction: N-acetyl-D-glucosamine + O2 = N-acetyl-D-glucosaminate + H2O2

Other name(s): N-acyl-D-hexosamine oxidase; N-acyl-β-D-hexosamine:oxygen 1-oxidoreductase

Systematic name: N-acyl-D-hexosamine:oxygen 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: Also acts on N-glycolylglucosamine, N-acetylgalactosamine and, more slowly, on N-acetylmannosamine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 121479-58-1


1. Horiuchi, T. Purification and properties of N-acyl-D-hexosamine oxidase from Pseudomonas sp 15-1. Agric. Biol. Chem. 53 (1989) 361-368.

[EC created 1992]

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