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Accepted name: arginine 2-monooxygenase
Reaction: L-arginine + O2 = 4-guanidinobutanamide + CO2 + H2O
Other name(s): arginine monooxygenase; arginine decarboxylase (incorrect); arginine oxygenase (decarboxylating); arginine decarboxy-oxidase
Systematic name: L-arginine:oxygen 2-oxidoreductase (decarboxylating)
Comments: A flavoprotein. Also acts on canavanine and homoarginine.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9027-36-5
1.  Olomucki, A., Pho, D.B., Lebar, R., Delcambe, L. and Thoai, N.V. Arginine oxygénase décarboxylante. V. Purification et nature flavinique. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 151 (1968) 353–366. [DOI] [PMID: 4295160]
2.  Thoai, N.V. and Olomucki, A. Arginine décarboxy-oxydase. I. Caractères et nature de l’enzyme. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 59 (1962) 533–544. [PMID: 14479405]
3.  Thoai, N.V. and Olomucki, A. Arginine décarboxy-oxydase. II. Oxydation de la canavanine et de l’homoarginine en β-guanidopropionamide et en δ-guanidovaleramide. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 59 (1962) 545–552. [PMID: 14479406]
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