IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: oxalate oxidase

Reaction: oxalate + O2 + 2 H+ = 2 CO2 + H2O2

Other name(s): aero-oxalo dehydrogenase; oxalic acid oxidase

Systematic name: oxalate:oxygen oxidoreductase

Comments: Contains Mn2+ as a cofactor. The enzyme is not a flavoprotein as had been thought [3].

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9031-79-2


1. Datta, P.K., Meeuse, B.J.D., Engstrom-Heg, V. and Hilal, S.H. Moss oxalic acid oxidase - a flavoprotein. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 17 (1955) 602-603. [PMID: 13250021]

2. Kotsira, V.P. and Clonis, Y.D. Oxalate oxidase from barley roots: purification to homogeneity and study of some molecular, catalytic, and binding properties. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 340 (1997) 239-249. [PMID: 9143327]

3.Requena, L., and Bornemann, S. Barley (Hordeum vulgare) oxalate oxidase is a manganese-containing enzyme. Biochem. J. 343 (1999) 185-190. [PMID: 10493928]

[EC created 1961]

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