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Accepted name: sulochrin oxidase [(+)-bisdechlorogeodin-forming]
Reaction: 2 sulochrin + O2 = 2 (+)-bisdechlorogeodin + 2 H2O
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Other name(s): sulochrin oxidase
Systematic name: sulochrin:oxygen oxidoreductase (cyclizing, (+)-specific)
Comments: Also acts on several diphenols and phenylenediamines, but has low affinity for these substrates. Involved in the biosynthesis of mould metabolites related to the antibiotic griseofulvin.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 82469-87-2
1.  Nordlöv, H. and Gatenbeck, S. Enzymatic synthesis of (+)- and (-)-bisdechlorogeodin with sulochrin oxidase from Penicillium frequentans and Oospora sulphurea ochracea. Arch. Microbiol. 131 (1982) 208–211. [PMID: 7049104]
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