IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: NAD(P)H oxidase (H2O2-forming)

Reaction: NAD(P)H + H+ + O2 = NAD(P)+ + H2O2

Other name(s): THOX2; ThOX; dual oxidase; p138tox; thyroid NADPH oxidase; thyroid oxidase; thyroid oxidase 2; NADPH oxidase; NAD(P)H:oxygen oxidoreductase; NAD(P)H oxidase

Systematic name: NAD(P)H:oxygen oxidoreductase (H2O2-forming)

Comments: Requires FAD, heme and calcium. When calcium is present, this transmembrane glycoprotein generates H2O2 by transfering electrons from intracellular NAD(P)H to extracellular molecular oxygen. The electron bridge within the enzyme contains one molecule of FAD and probably two heme groups. This flavoprotein is expressed at the apical membrane of thyrocytes, and provides H2O2 for the thyroid peroxidase-catalysed biosynthesis of thyroid hormones.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 77106-92-4


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4. Dupuy, C., Ohayon, R., Valent, A., Noel-Hudson, M.S., Deme, D. and Virion, A. Purification of a novel flavoprotein involved in the thyroid NADPH oxidase. Cloning of the porcine and human cDNAs. J. Biol. Chem. 274 (1999) 37265-37269. [PMID: 10601291]

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6. Dupuy, C., Virion, A., Ohayon, R., Kaniewski, J., Deme, D. and Pommier, J. Mechanism of hydrogen peroxide formation catalyzed by NADPH oxidase in thyroid plasma membrane. J. Biol. Chem. 266 (1991) 3739-3743. [PMID: 1995628]

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