IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: L-ascorbate oxidase

Reaction: 4 L-ascorbate + O2 = 4 monodehydroascorbate + 2 H2O

Other name(s): ascorbase; ascorbic acid oxidase; ascorbate oxidase; ascorbic oxidase; ascorbate dehydrogenase; L-ascorbic acid oxidase; AAO; L-ascorbate:O2 oxidoreductase; AA oxidase

Systematic name: L-ascorbate:oxygen oxidoreductase

Comments: A multicopper protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9029-44-1


1. Yamazaki, I. and Piette, L.H. Mechanism of free radical formation and disappearance during the ascorbic acid oxidase and peroxidase reactions. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 50 (1961) 62-69. [PMID: 13787201]

2. Stark, G.R. and Dawson, C.R. Ascorbic acid oxidase. In: Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds), The Enzymes, 2nd edn, vol. 8, Academic Press, New York, 1963, pp. 297-311.

3. Messerschmidt, A., Ladenstein, R., Huber, R., Bolognesi, M., Avigliano, L., Petruzzelli, R., Rossi, A. and Finazzi-Agro, A. Refined crystal structure of ascorbate oxidase at 1.9 Å resolution. J. Mol. Biol. 224 (1992) 179-205. [PMID: 1548698]

[EC created 1961, modified 2011]

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