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Information on EC 1.1.3.8 - L-gulonolactone oxidase

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     1 Oxidoreductases
         1.1 Acting on the CH-OH group of donors
             1.1.3 With oxygen as acceptor
                1.1.3.8 L-gulonolactone oxidase
IUBMB Comments
A microsomal flavoprotein (FAD). The product spontaneously isomerizes to L-ascorbate. While most higher animals can synthesize asborbic acid, primates and guinea pigs cannot .
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria
Synonyms
lgo, l-gulono-gamma-lactone oxidase, gulonolactone oxidase, l-gulono-1,4-lactone oxidase, gloase, atgullo2, l-gulono-1,4-lactone dehydrogenase, more
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UNIPROT
LITERATURE
L-gulono-1,4-lactone + O2 = L-xylo-hex-2-ulono-1,4-lactone + H2O2
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