IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2,6-dihydroxypyridine 3-monooxygenase

Reaction: 2,6-dihydroxypyridine + NADH + H+ + O2 = 2,3,6-trihydroxypyridine + NAD+ + H2O

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Other name(s): 2,6-dihydroxypyridine oxidase

Systematic name: 2,6-dihydroxypyridine,NADH:oxygen oxidoreductase (3-hydroxylating)

Comments: A flavoprotein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 39279-38-4


1. Holmes, P.E. and Rittenberg, S.C. The bacterial oxidation of nicotine. VII. Partial purification and properties of 2,6-dihydroxypyridine oxidase. J. Biol. Chem. 247 (1972) 7622-7627. [PMID: 4344227]

2. Holmes, P.E., Rittenberg, S.C. and Knackmuss, H.J. The bacterial oxidation of nicotine. 8. Synthesis of 2,3,6-trihydroxypyridine and accumulation and partial characterization of the product of 2,6-dihydroxypyridine oxidation. J. Biol. Chem. 247 (1972) 7628-7633. [PMID: 4636328]

[EC created 1976]

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