Reaction: acetone + NADPH + H+ + O2 = methylacetate + NADP+ + H2O
Other name(s): acmA (gene name)
Systematic name: acetone,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (methylacetate-forming)
Comments: Contains FAD. The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Gordonia sp. TY-5, is a Baeyer-Villiger type monooxygenase and participates in a propane utilization pathway.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:
1. Kotani, T., Yurimoto, H., Kato, N. and Sakai, Y. Novel acetone metabolism in a propane-utilizing bacterium, Gordonia sp. strain TY-5. J. Bacteriol. 189 (2007) 886-893. [PMID: 17071761]