IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: L-amino-acid oxidase

Reaction: an L-amino acid + H2O + O2 = a 2-oxo carboxylate + NH3 + H2O2

Other name(s): ophio-amino-acid oxidase (ambiguous)

Systematic name: L-amino-acid:oxygen oxidoreductase (deaminating)

Comments: A flavoprotein (FAD).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9000-89-9


1. Meister, A. and Wellner, D. Flavoprotein amino acid oxidase. In: Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd ed., vol. 7, Academic Press, New York, 1963, p. 609-648.

2. Wellner, D. and Meister, A. Crystalline L-amino acid oxidase of Crotalus adamanteus. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 2013-2018.

[EC created 1961]

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