IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: indoleacetaldoxime dehydratase

Reaction: (indol-3-yl)acetaldehyde oxime = (indol-3-yl)acetonitrile + H2O

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Other name(s): indoleacetaldoxime hydro-lyase; 3-indoleacetaldoxime hydro-lyase; indole-3-acetaldoxime hydro-lyase; indole-3-acetaldehyde-oxime hydro-lyase; (indol-3-yl)acetaldehyde-oxime hydro-lyase

Systematic name: (indol-3-yl)acetaldehyde-oxime hydro-lyase [(indol-3-yl)acetonitrile-forming]

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1. Kumar, S.A. and Mahadevan, S. 3-Indoleacetaldoxime hydro-lyase: a pyridoxal-5'-phosphate activated enzyme. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 103 (1963) 516-518. [PMID: 14099566]

2. Mahadevan, S. Conversion of 3-indoleacetoxime to 3-indoleacetonitrile by plants. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 100 (1963) 557-558.

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