EC - Long-chain-alcohol oxidase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
long-chain-alcohol oxidase
Other names:
fatty alcohol oxidase
fatty alcohol:oxygen oxidoreductase
long-chain fatty acid oxidase
long-chain fatty alcohol oxidase
Systematic name:
long-chain-alcohol:oxygen oxidoreductase



Oxidizes long-chain fatty alcohols; best substrate is dodecyl alcohol.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00543
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0046577
CAS Registry Number: 129430-50-8


  1. Moreau, R.A. and Huang, A.H.C.
    Oxidation of fatty alcohol in the cotyledons of jojoba seedlings.
    Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 194 : 422-430 (1979). [PMID: 36040]
  2. Moreau, R.A. and Huang, A.H.C.
    Enzymes of wax ester catabolism in jojoba.
    Methods Enzymol. 71 : 804-813 (1981).
  3. Cheng, Q., Liu, H. T., Bombelli, P., Smith, A., Slabas, A. R.
    Functional identification of AtFao3, a membrane bound long chain alcohol oxidase in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    FEBS Lett. 574 : 62-68 (2004). [PMID: 15358540]
  4. Zhao, S., Lin, Z., Ma, W., Luo, D., Cheng, Q.
    Cloning and characterization of long-chain fatty alcohol oxidase LjFAO1 in Lotus japonicus.
    Biotechnol. Prog. 24 : 773-779 (2008). [PMID: 18396913]
  5. Cheng, Q., Sanglard, D., Vanhanen, S., Liu, H. T., Bombelli, P., Smith, A., Slabas, A. R.
    Candida yeast long chain fatty alcohol oxidase is a c-type haemoprotein and plays an important role in long chain fatty acid metabolism.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1735 : 192-203 (2005). [PMID: 16046182]

[EC created 1984, modified 2010]