IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: bromide peroxidase

Reaction: RH + HBr + H2O2 = RBr + 2 H2O

Other name(s): bromoperoxidase; haloperoxidase (ambiguous); eosinophil peroxidase

Systematic name: bromide:hydrogen-peroxide oxidoreductase

Comments: Bromoperoxidases of red and brown marine algae (Rhodophyta and Phaeophyta) contain vanadate. They catalyse the bromination of a range of organic molecules such as sesquiterpenes, forming stable C-Br bonds. Bromoperoxidases also oxidize iodides.

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2. Tromp, M.G., Olafsson, G., Krenn, B.E. and Wever, R. Some structural aspects of vanadium bromoperoxidase from Ascophyllum nodosum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1040 (1990) 192-198. [PMID: 2400770]

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5. Ohshiro, T., Littlechild, J., Garcia-Rodriguez, E., Isupov, M.N., Iida, Y., Kobayashi, T. and Izumi, Y. Modification of halogen specificity of a vanadium-dependent bromoperoxidase. Protein Sci. 13 (2004) 1566-1571. [PMID: 15133166]

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