Dictionary > Monophenol monooxygenase

Monophenol monooxygenase

Definition
noun
(1) A copper-containing oxidoreductase enzyme that catalyzes the reaction including L-tyrosine, L-dopa, and oxygen to yield L-dopa, dopaquinone, and water.
(2) An enzyme in plants and animal tissues involved in melanin (and other pigment) production from tyrosine through oxidation.
Supplement
This enzyme is found in plants and animal tissues where it is involved in the production of brown and black pigments (melanin) through oxidation of tyrosine.
Synonym: tyrosinase.


You will also like...

Body temperature regulation by the hypothalamus
Temperature Regulation in Animals

This tutorial elucidates body temperature regulation. Know the details here to learn how the body sets the body temperat..

Biological Cell schematic diagram
Biological Cell Introduction

It only takes one biological cell to create an organism. A single cell is able to keep itself functional through its 'mi..

Cells in different stages of meiosis
Meiosis – The Genetics of Reproduction

Meiosis is a form of cell division that creates gametes. It is comprised of two divisions that in the end, the resulting..

Human Nervous System
The Human Nervous System

The nervous system is essentially a biological information highway. This tutorial gives an overview of the nervous syste..

A sperm cell fertilizing an ovum
Human Reproduction and Fertilization

For human species to obviate extinction, reproductive mature adults should be producing viable offspring in order to con..

Psychiatry and mental disorders
Psychiatry & Mental Disorders

Different mental disorders are described here. Read this tutorial to get an overview of schizophrenia, affective mood di..