IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N6-methyl-lysine oxidase

Reaction: N6-methyl-L-lysine + H2O + O2 = L-lysine + formaldehyde + H2O2

Other name(s): ε-alkyl-L-lysine:oxygen oxidoreductase ; N6-methyllysine oxidase; ε-N-methyllysine demethylase; ε-alkyllysinase

Systematic name: N6-methyl-L-lysine:oxygen oxidoreductase (demethylating)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37256-28-3


1. Kim, S., Benoiton, L. and Paik, W.K. α-Alkyllysinase. Purification and properties of the enzyme. J. Biol. Chem. 239 (1964) 3790-3796.

[EC created 1972]

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