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Accepted name: 3-aci-nitropropanoate oxidase
Reaction: 3-aci-nitropropanoate + O2 + H2O = 3-oxopropanoate + nitrite + H2O2
Other name(s): propionate-3-nitronate oxidase
Systematic name: 3-aci-nitropropanoate:oxygen oxidoreductase
Comments: A flavoprotein (FMN). The primary products of the enzymic reaction are probably the nitropropanoate free radical and superoxide. Also acts, more slowly, on 4-aci-nitrobutanoate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 111940-52-4
1.  Porter, D.J.T. and Bright, H.J. Propionate-3-nitronate oxidase from Penicillium atrovenetum is a flavoprotein which initiates the autoxidation of its substrate by O2. J. Biol. Chem. 262 (1987) 14428–14434. [PMID: 3667582]
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