Accepted name: indole-3-acetate monooxygenase
Reaction: (indol-3-yl)acetate + NADH + H+ + O2 = (2-hydroxy-1H-indol-3-yl)acetate + NAD+ + H2O
Glossary: (indol-3-yl)acetate =(1H-indol-3-yl)acetate = indole-3-acetate
Other name(s): iacA (gene name)
Systematic name: (indol-3-yl)acetate,NADH:oxygen oxidoreductase (2-hydroxylating)
Comments: The enzyme, characterized from Pseudomonas putida strains, catalyses the first step in a pathway for degradation of the plant hormone indole-3-acetate. When acting on indole, the enzyme forms indoxyl, which reacts spontaneously with oxygen to form the blue dye indigo.
1.  Leveau, J.H. and Lindow, S.E. Utilization of the plant hormone indole-3-acetic acid for growth by Pseudomonas putida strain 1290. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71 (2005) 2365–2371. [PMID: 15870323]
2.  Scott, J.C., Greenhut, I.V. and Leveau, J.H. Functional characterization of the bacterial iac genes for degradation of the plant hormone indole-3-acetic acid. J Chem Ecol 39 (2013) 942–951. [PMID: 23881445]
[EC created 2017]