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Information on EC 1.14.16.5 - alkylglycerol monooxygenase

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The enzyme cleaves alkylglycerols, but does not cleave alkenylglycerols (plasmalogens). Requires non-heme iron , reduced glutathione and phospholipids for full activity. The product spontaneously breaks down to form a fatty aldehyde and glycerol. The co-product, 4a-hydroxytetrahydropteridine, is rapidly dehydrated to 6,7-dihydropteridine, either spontaneously or by EC 4.2.1.96, 4a-hydroxytetrahydrobiopterin dehydratase.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
alkylglycerol monooxygenase, glyceryl ether monooxygenase, glyceryl-ether monooxygenase, alkylglycerol mono-oxygenase, o-alkylglycerol monooxygenase, more
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1-O-alkyl-sn-glycerol + a 5,6,7,8-tetrahydropteridine + O2 = 1-O-(1-hydroxyalkyl)-sn-glycerol + a 4a-hydroxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropteridine
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