IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phylloquinone monooxygenase (2,3-epoxidizing)

Reaction: phylloquinone + reduced acceptor + O2 = 2,3-epoxyphylloquinone + acceptor + H2O

Other name(s): phylloquinone epoxidase; vitamin K 2,3-epoxidase; vitamin K epoxidase; vitamin K1 epoxidase

Systematic name: phylloquinone,hydrogen-donor:oxygen oxidoreductase (2,3-epoxidizing)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 54596-37-1


1. Willingham, A.K. and Matschiner, J.T. Changes in phylloquinone epoxidase activity related to prothrombin synthesis and microsomal clotting activity in the rat. Biochem. J. 140 (1974) 435-441. [PMID: 4155625]

[EC created 1976]

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