amino acid oxidases

a·mi·no ac·id ox·i·das·es

flavoenzymes oxidizing, with O2 and H2O, either l- or d-amino acids specifically, to the corresponding 2-keto acids, NH3, and H2O2. Compare: amino acid dehydrogenases, yellow enzyme.
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L-amino acid oxidases such as escapin are one type of amino acid oxidase. Amino acid oxidases are enzymes that oxidize amino acids and in the process produce hydrogen peroxide ([H.sub.2][O.sub.2]) and ammonium.
Distribution in different organisms of amino acid oxidases with FAD or a quinone as cofactor and their role as antimicrobial proteins in marine bacteria.
Primary structures of fungal fructosyl amino acid oxidases and their application to the measurement of glycated proteins.
Fructosyl amino acid reacts in the presence of fructosyl amino acid oxidase (FAOD) to generate [H.sub.2][O.sub.2], the concentration of which is proportional to that of GHb in the blood.
Distribution and properties of fructosyl amino acid oxidase in fungi.