IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 4.1.2.32

Accepted name: trimethylamine-oxide aldolase

Reaction: trimethylamine N-oxide = dimethylamine + formaldehyde

Other name(s): trimethylamine N-oxide formaldehyde-lyase; trimethylamine N-oxide aldolase; trimethylamine N-oxide demethylase; trimethylamine-N-oxide formaldehyde-lyase

Systematic name: trimethylamine-N-oxide formaldehyde-lyase (dimethylamine-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 72561-08-1

References:

1. Large, P.J. Non-oxidative demethylation of trimethyl N-oxide by Pseudomonas aminovorans. FEBS Lett. 18 (1971) 297-300.

2. Myers, P.A. and Zatman, L.J. The metabolism of trimethylamine N-oxide by Bacillus PM6. Biochem. J. 121 (1971) 10P only. [PMID: 5116524]

[EC 4.1.2.32 created 1978]


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