Protein Name monoamine oxidase B
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 4129
Gene Symbol


UniProt P27338 (AOFB_HUMAN), B7Z242 (B7Z242_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 1338
Total Number of Articles : 1741

monoamine oxidase B

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the flavin monoamine oxidase family. It is a enzyme located in the mitochondrial outer membrane. It catalyzes the oxidative deamination of biogenic and xenobiotic amines and plays an important role in the metabolism of neuroactive and vasoactive amines in the central nervous sysytem and peripheral tissues. This protein preferentially degrades benzylamine and phenylethylamine. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

  • amine oxidase [flavin-containing] B
  • MAO, brain
  • MAO, platelet
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