IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: methanethiol oxidase

Reaction: methanethiol + O2 + H2O = formaldehyde + hydrogen sulfide + H2O2

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): methylmercaptan oxidase; methyl mercaptan oxidase; (MM)-oxidase; MT-oxidase

Systematic name: methanethiol:oxygen oxidoreductase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 289686-00-6


1. Suylen, G.M.H., Large, P.J., van Dijken, J.P. and Kuenen, J.G. Methylmercaptan oxidase, a key enzyme in the metabolism of methylated sulphur compounds by Hyphomicrobium EG. J. Gen. Microbiol. 133 (1987) 2989-2997.

[EC created 1990]

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