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Information on EC 1.5.3.1 - sarcosine oxidase (formaldehyde-forming)

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IUBMB Comments

The enzyme, reported from bacteria and fungi, catalyses the oxidative demethylation of sarcosine. It contains a FAD cofactor bound to an L-cysteine residue. cf. EC 1.5.3.24, sarcosine oxidase (5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate-forming).

The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria, Archaea
Reaction Schemes

Synonyms
sarcosine oxidase, monomeric sarcosine oxidase, l-pipecolic acid oxidase, heterotetrameric sarcosine oxidase, more

REACTION
REACTION DIAGRAM
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ORGANISM
UNIPROT
LITERATURE
sarcosine + H2O + O2 = glycine + formaldehyde + H2O2
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PATHWAY SOURCE
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