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Information on EC 1.14.16.5 - alkylglycerol monooxygenase

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The enzyme cleaves alkylglycerols, but does not cleave alkenylglycerols (plasmalogens). Requires non-heme iron , reduced glutathione and phospholipids for full activity. The product spontaneously breaks down to form a fatty aldehyde and glycerol.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria
Synonyms
glyceryl ether monooxygenase, alkylglycerol mono-oxygenase, o-alkylglycerol monooxygenase, more
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LITERATURE
1-O-alkyl-sn-glycerol + tetrahydrobiopterin + O2 = 1-O-(1-hydroxyalkyl)-sn-glycerol + dihydrobiopterin + H2O
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