IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: pteridine oxidase

Reaction: 2-amino-4-hydroxypteridine + O2 = 2-amino-4,7-dihydroxypteridine + (?)

Systematic name: 2-amino-4-hydroxypteridine:oxygen oxidoreductase (7-hydroxylating)

Comments: Different from EC xanthine oxidase; does not act on hypoxanthine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 74082-65-8


1. Yong, Y.-N. Detection of a pteridine oxidase in plants. Plant Sci. Lett. 18 (1980) 169-175.

[EC created 1983]

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