amine oxidase (flavin-containing)medical dictionary

An oxidoreductase containing flavin and oxidizing amines with the aid of O2 and water to aldehydes or ketones with the release of NH3 and H2O2. Acted upon by antidepressants.

Synonyms: adrenaline oxidase, diamine oxidase, monoamine oxidase, tyraminase, tyramine oxidase.

(05 Mar 2000)