IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: galactose oxidase

Reaction: D-galactose + O2 = D-galacto-hexodialdose + H2O2

Other name(s): D-galactose oxidase; β-galactose oxidase

Systematic name: D-galactose:oxygen 6-oxidoreductase

Comments: A copper protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9028-79-9


1. Avigad, G., Amaral, D., Asensio, C. and Horecker, B.L. The D-galactose oxidase of Polyporus circinatus. J. Biol. Chem. 237 (1962) 2736-2743.

[EC created 1965]

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