IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucose oxidase

Reaction: β-D-glucose + O2 = D-glucono-1,5-lactone + H2O2

Other name(s): glucose oxyhydrase; corylophyline; penatin; glucose aerodehydrogenase; microcid; β-D-glucose oxidase; D-glucose oxidase; D-glucose-1-oxidase; β-D-glucose:quinone oxidoreductase; glucose oxyhydrase; deoxin-1; GOD

Systematic name: β-D-glucose:oxygen 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: A flavoprotein (FAD).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-37-0


1. Bentley, R. Glucose oxidase. In: Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd ed., vol.7, Academic Press, New York, 1963, p. 567-586.

2. Coulthard, C.E., Michaelis, R., Short, W.F., Sykes, G., Skrimshire, G.E.H., Standfast, A.F.B., Birkinshaw, J.H. and Raistick, H. Notatin: an anti-bacterial glucose-aerodehydrogenase from Penicillium notatum Westling and Penicillium resticulosum sp. nov. Biochem. J. 39 (1945) 24-36.

3. Keilin, D. and Hartree, E.F. Properties of glucose oxidase (notatin). Biochem. J. 42 (1948) 221-229.

4. Keilin, D. and Hartree, E.F. Specificity of glucose oxidase (notatin). Biochem. J. 50 (1952) 331-341.

[EC created 1961]

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