EC - Inositol oxygenase

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Accepted name:
inositol oxygenase
Other names:
meso-inositol oxygenase
myo-inositol oxygenase
Systematic name:
myo-inositol:oxygen oxidoreductase




An iron protein. Formerly EC and

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050113
CAS Registry Number: 9029-59-8
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (15) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Charalampous, F.C.
    Biochemical studies on inositol. V. Purification and properties of the enzyme that cleaves inositol to D-glucuronic acid.
    J. Biol. Chem. 234 : 220-227 (1959).
  2. Reddy, C.C., Swan, J.S. and Hamilton, G.A.
    myo-Inositol oxygenase from hog kidney. I. Purification and characterization of the oxygenase and of an enzyme complex containing the oxygenase and D-glucuronate reductase.
    J. Biol. Chem. 256 : 8510-8518 (1981). [PMID: 7263666]
  3. Arner, R.J., Prabhu, K.S., Thompson, J.T., Hildenbrandt, G.R., Liken, A.D. and Reddy, C.C.
    myo-Inositol oxygenase: molecular cloning and expression of a unique enzyme that oxidizes myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol.
    Biochem. J. 360 : 313-320 (2001). [PMID: 11716759]

[EC created 1961 as EC, transferred 1965 to EC, transferred 1972 to EC, modified 2002]