IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-methyl-L-amino-acid oxidase

Reaction: an N-methyl-L-amino acid + H2O + O2 = an L-amino acid + formaldehyde + H2O2

Other name(s): N-methylamino acid oxidase; demethylase

Systematic name: N-methyl-L-amino-acid:oxygen oxidoreductase (demethylating)

Comments: A flavoprotein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9029-23-6


1. Moritani, M. Demethylase. IV. Kinetics and reaction mechanism. Hukuoka Acta Med. 43 (1952) 651-658.

2. Moritani, M. Demethylase. V. Specificity and its relation to amino acid oxidase. Hukuoka Acta Med. 43 (1952) 731-735.

3. Moritani, M., Tung, T.-C., Fujii, S., Mito, H., Izumika, N., Kenmochi, K. and Hirohata, R. Specificity of rabbit kidney demethylase. J. Biol. Chem. 209 (1954) 485-492.

[EC created 1961]

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