IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aryl-alcohol oxidase

Reaction: an aromatic primary alcohol + O2 = an aromatic aldehyde + H2O2

Other name(s): aryl alcohol oxidase; veratryl alcohol oxidase; arom. alcohol oxidase

Systematic name: aryl-alcohol:oxygen oxidoreductase

Comments: Oxidizes many primary alcohols containing an aromatic ring; best substrates are (2-naphthyl)methanol and 3-methoxybenzyl alcohol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9028-77-7


1. Farmer, V.C., Henderson, M.E.K. and Russell, J.D. Aromatic-alcohol-oxidase activity in the growth medium of Polystictus versicolor. Biochem. J. 74 (1960) 257-262.

[EC created 1965]

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