Cresolase

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Cresolase --> monophenol monooxygenase

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme of the oxidoreductase class that catalyses the reaction between l-tyrosine, l-dopa, and oxygen to yield l-dopa, dopaquinone, and water. It is a copper protein that acts also on catechols, catalyzing some of the same reactions as catechol oxidase.

chemical name: Monophenol,L-dopa:oxygen oxidoreductase

registry number: EC 1.14.18.1