IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: alkane 1-monooxygenase

Reaction: octane + 2 reduced rubredoxin + O2 + 2 H+ = 1-octanol + 2 oxidized rubredoxin + H2O

Other name(s): alkane 1-hydroxylase; ω-hydroxylase; fatty acid ω-hydroxylase; alkane monooxygenase; 1-hydroxylase; alkane hydroxylase

Systematic name: alkane,reduced-rubredoxin:oxygen 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: Some enzymes in this group are heme-thiolate proteins (P-450). Also hydroxylates fatty acids in the ω-position.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9059-16-9


1. Cardini, G. and Jurtshuk, P. The enzymatic hydroxylation of n-octane by Corynebacterium sp. strain 7E1C. J. Biol. Chem. 245 (1970) 2789-2796. [PMID: 4317878]

2. McKenna, E.J. and Coon, M.J. Enzymatic ω-oxidation. IV. Purification and properties of the ω-hydroxylase of Pseudomonas oleovorans. J. Biol. Chem. 245 (1970) 3882-3889. [PMID: 4395379]

3. Peterson, J.A., Kusunose, M., Kusunose, E. and Coon, M.J. Enzymatic ω-oxidation. II. Function of rubredoxin as the electron carrier in ω-hydroxylation. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 4334-4340. [PMID: 4294330]

[EC created 1972]

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