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Information on EC 1.11.2.1 - unspecific peroxygenase

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     1 Oxidoreductases
         1.11 Acting on a peroxide as acceptor
             1.11.2 Peroxygenases
                1.11.2.1 unspecific peroxygenase
IUBMB Comments
A heme-thiolate protein (P-450). Enzymes of this type include glycoproteins secreted by agaric basidiomycetes. They catalyse the insertion of an oxygen atom from H2O2 into a wide variety of substrates, including aromatic rings such as naphthalene, toluene, phenanthrene, pyrene and p-nitrophenol, recalcitrant heterocycles such as pyridine, dibenzofuran, various ethers (resulting in O-dealkylation) and alkanes such as propane, hexane and cyclohexane. Reactions catalysed include hydroxylation, epoxidation, N-oxidation, sulfooxidation, O- and N-dealkylation, bromination and one-electron oxidations. They have little or no activity toward chloride. Mechanistically, the catalytic cycle of unspecific (mono)-peroxygenases combines elements of the "shunt" pathway of cytochrome P-450s (a side activity that utilizes a peroxide in place of dioxygen and NAD[P]H) and the classic heme peroxidase cycle.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Archaea
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