IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycerol-3-phosphate oxidase

Reaction: sn-glycerol 3-phosphate + O2 = glycerone phosphate + H2O2

Other name(s): glycerol phosphate oxidase; glycerol-1-phosphate oxidase; glycerol phosphate oxidase; L-α-glycerophosphate oxidase; α-glycerophosphate oxidase; L-α-glycerol-3-phosphate oxidase

Systematic name: sn-glycerol-3-phosphate:oxygen 2-oxidoreductase

Comments: A flavoprotein (FAD).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9046-28-0


1. Gancedo, C., Gancedo, J.M. and Sols, A. Glycerol metabolism in yeasts. Pathways of utilization and production. Eur. J. Biochem. 5 (1968) 165-172. [PMID: 5667352]

2. Koditschek, L.K. and Umbreit, W.W. α-Glycerophosphate oxidase in Streptococcus faecium F 24. J. Bacteriol. 93 (1969) 1063-1068. [PMID: 5788698]

[EC created 1984]

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