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Accepted name: indole-3-acetaldehyde oxidase
Reaction: (indol-3-yl)acetaldehyde + H2O + O2 = (indol-3-yl)acetate + H2O2
Other name(s): indoleacetaldehyde oxidase; IAAld oxidase; AO1; indole-3-acetaldehyde:oxygen oxidoreductase
Systematic name: (indol-3-yl)acetaldehyde:oxygen oxidoreductase
Comments: A hemoprotein. This enzyme is an isoform of aldehyde oxidase (EC It has a preference for aldehydes having an indole-ring structure as substrate [6,7]. It may play a role in plant hormone biosynthesis as its activity is higher in the auxin-overproducing mutant, super-root1, than in wild-type Arabidopsis thaliana [7]. While (indol-3-yl)acetaldehyde is the preferred substrate, it also oxidizes indole-3-carbaldehyde and acetaldehyde, but more slowly. The enzyme from maize contains FAD, iron and molybdenum [4].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 66082-22-2
1.  Bower, P.J., Brown, H.M. and Purves, W.K. Cucumber seedling indoleacetaldehyde oxidase. Plant Physiol. 61 (1978) 107–110. [PMID: 16660220]
2.  Miyata, S., Suzuki, Y., Kamisaka, S. and Masuda, Y. Indole-3-acetaldehyde oxidase of pea-seedlings. Physiol. Plant. 51 (1981) 402–406.
3.  Rajagopal, R. Metabolism of indole-3-acetaldehyde. III. Some characteristics of the aldehyde oxidase of Avena coleoptiles. Physiol. Plant. 24 (1971) 272–281.
4.  Koshiba, T., Saito, E., Ono, N., Yamamoto, N. and Sato, M. Purification and properties of flavin- and molybdenum-containing aldehyde oxidase from coleoptiles of maize. Plant Physiol. 110 (1996) 781–789. [PMID: 12226218]
5.  Koshiba, T. and Matsuyama, H. An in vitro system of indole-3-acetic acid formation from tryptophan in maize (Zea mays) coleoptile extracts. Plant Physiol. 102 (1993) 1319–1324. [PMID: 12231908]
6.  Sekimoto, H., Seo, M., Kawakami, N., Komano, T., Desloire, S., Liotenberg, S., Marion-Poll, A., Caboche, M., Kamiya, Y. and Koshiba, T. Molecular cloning and characterization of aldehyde oxidases in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol. 39 (1998) 433–442. [PMID: 9615466]
7.  Seo, M., Akaba, S., Oritani, T., Delarue, M., Bellini, C., Caboche, M. and Koshiba, T. Higher activity of an aldehyde oxidase in the auxin-overproducing superroot1 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 116 (1998) 687–693. [PMID: 9489015]
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