IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: hexose oxidase

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

Systematic name: D-hexose:oxygen 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: A copper glycoprotein. Also oxidizes D-galactose, D-mannose, maltose, lactose and cellobiose.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9028-75-5


1. Bean, R.C. and Hassid, W.Z. Carbohydrate oxidase from a red alga Iridophycus flaccidum. J. Biol. Chem. 218 (1956) 425-436. [PMID: 13278350]

2. Bean, R.C., Porter, G.G. and Steinberg, B.M. Carbohydrate metabolism of citrus fruit. II. Oxidation of sugars by an aerodehydrogenase from young orange fruit. J. Biol. Chem. 236 (1961) 1235-1240. [PMID: 13688220]

3. Sullivan, J.D. and Ikawa, M. Purification and characterization of hexose oxidase from the red alga Chondrus crispus. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 309 (1973) 11-22. [PMID: 4708670]

[EC created 1961, modified 1976]

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