IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: sulfite oxidase

Reaction: sulfite + O2 + H2O = sulfate + H2O2

Systematic name: sulfite:oxygen oxidoreductase

Comments: A molybdohemoprotein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9029-38-3


1. Kessel, D.L., Johnston, J.L., Cohen, H.J. and Rajagopalan, K.V. Visualization of hepatic sulfite oxidase in crude tissue preparation by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 334 (1974) 86-96.

2. MacLeod, R.M., Farkas, W., Fridovitch, I. and Handler, P. Purfication and properties of hepatic sulfite oxidase. J. Biol. Chem. 236 (1961) 1841-1846.

3. Tager, J.M. and Rautanen, N. Sulfite oxidation by a plant mitochondrial system. I. Preliminary observations. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 18 (1955) 111-121.

[EC created 1961]

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