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Information on EC 1.1.3.8 - L-gulonolactone oxidase

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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 .

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

Synonyms
lgo, l-gulonolactone oxidase, l-gulono-gamma-lactone oxidase, gulonolactone oxidase, l-gulono-1,4-lactone oxidase, gullo, gloase, atgullo5, l-gulono-1,4-lactone dehydrogenase, atgullo2, more

REACTION
REACTION DIAGRAM
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ORGANISM
UNIPROT
LITERATURE
L-gulono-1,4-lactone + O2 = L-xylo-hex-2-ulono-1,4-lactone + H2O2
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PATHWAY SOURCE
PATHWAYS