EC - Arginine 2-monooxygenase

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Accepted name:
arginine 2-monooxygenase
Other names:
arginine decarboxy-oxidase
arginine decarboxylase
arginine monooxygenase
arginine oxygenase (decarboxylating)
Systematic name:
L-arginine:oxygen 2-oxidoreductase (decarboxylating)




A flavoprotein. Also acts on canavanine and homoarginine.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0047678
CAS Registry Number: 9027-36-5


  1. Olomucki, A., Pho, D.B., Lebar, R., Delcambe, L. and Thoai, N.V.
    Arginine oxygénase décarboxylante. V. Purification et nature flavinique.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 151 : 353-366 (1968). [PMID: 4295160]
  2. Thoai, N.V. and Olomucki, A.
    Arginine décarboxy-oxydase. I. Caractères et nature de l'enzyme.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 59 : 533-544 (1962).
  3. Thoai, N.V. and Olomucki, A.
    Arginine décarboxy-oxydase. II. Oxydation de la canavanine et de l'homoarginine en β-guanidopropionamide et en δ-guanidovaleramide.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 59 : 545-552 (1962).

[EC created 1972]