The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is involved in the biosynthesis of pyocyanin, a toxin produced and secreted by the organism. The enzyme is active in vitro only in the presence of EC 22.214.171.124, 5-methylphenazine-1-carboxylate 1-monooxygenase.
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