Reaction: L-dopa + O2 = 4-(L-alanin-3-yl)-2-hydroxy-cis,cis-muconate 6-semialdehyde
Glossary: L-dopa = 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine
Systematic name: 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine:oxygen 4,5-oxidoreductase (recyclizing)
Comments: The intermediate product undergoes ring closure and oxidation, with NAD(P)+ as acceptor, to stizolobic acid. The enzyme requires Zn2+.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 65979-39-7
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