Reaction: (S)-tetrahydroberberine + 2 O2 = berberine + 2 H2O2
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Other name(s): (S)-THB oxidase
Systematic name: (S)-tetrahydroberberine:oxygen oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme from Berberis sp. (previously listed as EC 126.96.36.199) is a flavoprotein; that from Coptis japonica is not. (R)-Tetrahydroberberines are not oxidized.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 114705-00-9
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