Accepted name: vanillyl-alcohol oxidase
Reaction: vanillyl alcohol + O2 = vanillin + H2O2
Other name(s): 4-hydroxy-2-methoxybenzyl alcohol oxidase
Systematic name: vanillyl alcohol:oxygen oxidoreductase
Comments: Vanillyl-alcohol oxidase from Penicillium simplicissimum contains covalently bound FAD. It converts a wide range of 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohols and 4-hydroxybenzylamines into the corresponding aldehydes. The allyl group of 4-allylphenols is also converted into the -CH=CH-CH2OH group.
1.  de Jong, E., van Berkel, W.J.H., van der Zwan, R.P. and de Bont, J.A.M. Purification and characterization of vanillyl-alcohol oxidase from Penicillium simplicissimum, a novel aromatic alcohol oxidase containing covalently bound FAD. Eur. J. Biochem. 208 (1992) 651–657. [PMID: 1396672]
2.  Fraaije, M.W., Veeger, C. and van Berkel, W.J.H. Substrate specificity of flavin-dependent vanillyl-alcohol oxidase from Penicillium simplicissimum. Evidence for the production of 4-hydroxycinnamyl alcohols from 4-allylphenols. Eur. J. Biochem. 234 (1995) 271–277. [PMID: 8529652]
[EC created 1999]