1.1.3.49: (R)-mandelonitrile oxidase

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Reaction

(R)-mandelonitrile
+
O2
=
benzoyl cyanide
+
H2O2

Synonyms

ChuaMOX

ECTree

     1 Oxidoreductases
         1.1 Acting on the CH-OH group of donors
             1.1.3 With oxygen as acceptor
                1.1.3.49 (R)-mandelonitrile oxidase

Systematic Name

Systematic Name on EC 1.1.3.49 - (R)-mandelonitrile oxidase

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SYSTEMATIC NAME
IUBMB Comments
(R)-mandelonitrile:oxygen oxidoreductase
Contains FAD. The enzyme, characterized from the millipede Chamberlinius hualienensis, is segregated from its substrate, which is contained in special sacs. The sacs are ruptured during defensive behavior, allowing the enzyme and substrate to mix in special reaction chambers leading to production of the defensive chemical benzoyl cyanide.