Long-chain-alcohol oxidase

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In enzymology, a long-chain-alcohol oxidase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

2 long-chain alcohol + O2 2 long-chain aldehyde + 2 H2O

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are long-chain alcohol and O2, whereas its two products are long-chain aldehyde and H2O.

This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the CH-OH group of donor with oxygen as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is long-chain-alcohol:oxygen oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include long-chain fatty alcohol oxidase, fatty alcohol oxidase, fatty alcohol:oxygen oxidoreductase, and long-chain fatty acid oxidase.


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  • Moreau RA, Huang AH (1979). "Oxidation of fatty alcohol in the cotyledons of jojoba seedlings". Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 194: 422&ndash, 30. PMID 36040.
  • Moreau RA and Huang AHC (1981). "Enzymes of wax ester catabolism in jojoba". Methods Enzymol. 71: 804&ndash, 813.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 129430-50-8.

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