Accepted name: sulochrin oxidase [(-)-bisdechlorogeodin-forming]
Reaction: 2 sulochrin + O2 = 2 (-)-bisdechlorogeodin + 2 H2O
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.
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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