monophenol oxidase -->
monophenol monooxygenase
medical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> An enzyme of the oxidoreductase class that catalyses the reaction between l-tyrosine, l-dopa, and oxygen to yield l-dopa, dopaquinone, and water. It is a copper protein that acts also on catechols, catalyzing some of the same reactions as catechol oxidase.

Chemical name: Monophenol,L-dopa:oxygen oxidoreductase

Registry number: EC 1.14.18.1

(12 Dec 1998)