IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aryl-aldehyde oxidase

Reaction: an aromatic aldehyde + O2 + H2O = an aromatic carboxylate + H2O2

Systematic name: aryl-aldehyde:oxygen oxidoreductase

Comments: Acts on benzaldehyde, vanillin and a number of other aromatic aldehydes, but not on aliphatic aldehydes or sugars.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 82657-93-0


1. Crawford, D.L., Sutherland, J.B., Pometto, A.L., III and Miller, J.M. Production of an aromatic aldehyde oxidase by Streptomyces viridosporus. Arch. Microbiol. 131 (1982) 351-355.

[EC created 1986, modified 2002]

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