Mammalian semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO) activities are a diverse group of copper dependent enzymes within the classification EC 126.96.36.199. [amine:oxygen oxidoreductase (deaminating) (copper-containing)]. They include plasma amine oxidase and the membrane-bound enzyme. Although soluble plasma SSAO from several species have been successfully purified and cloned, relatively little work has been carried out on the molecular properties of the tissue-bound enzyme. At present there is not conclusive evidence that allows to conclude whether or not plasma SSAO is released from the tissue-bound enzyme. This review focuses upon recent progress made in determining the primary structure of the membrane-bound SSAO.
|Publication status||Published - 26 Sep 2000|
- Amine metabolism
- Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase
- Topa quinone