IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-alkylglycine oxidase

Reaction: N-alkylglycine + H2O + O2 = alkylamine + glyoxalate + H2O2

Other name(s): N-carboxymethylalkylamine:oxygen oxidoreductase (decarboxymethylating)

Systematic name: N-alkylglycine:oxygen oxidoreductase (alkylamine forming)

Comments: Isolated from the mold Cladosporium sp. G-10. Acts on N6-(carboxymethyl)lysine, 6-[(carboxymethy)amino]hexanoic acid, sarcosine and N-ethylglycine. It has negligible action on glycine (cf. EC glycine oxidase).

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1. Gomi, K. and Horiuchi, T. Purification and characterization of a new enzyme, N-alkylglycine oxidase from Cladosporium sp. G-10. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1429 (1999) 439-445. [PMID: 9989229]

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