IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: fatty-acid peroxidase

Reaction: palmitate + 2 H2O2 = pentadecanal + CO2 + 3 H2O

Other name(s): long chain fatty acid peroxidase

Systematic name: hexadecanoate:hydrogen-peroxide oxidoreductase

Comments: Acts on long-chain fatty acids from dodecanoic to octadecanoic acid.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9029-52-1


1. Martin, R.O. and Stumpf, P.K. Fat metabolism in higher plants. XII. α-Oxidation of long chain fatty acids. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 2548-2554.

[EC created 1961]

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