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Fmo2  -  flavin containing monooxygenase 2

Mus musculus

Synonyms: 2310008D08Rik, 2310042I22Rik, AW107733, Dimethylaniline oxidase 2, FMO 2, ...
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Disease relevance of Fmo2

  • The mouse FMO2 sequence was subcloned into the expression vector pJL-2, a derivative of pKK233-2 and used to transform XL1-Blue Escherichia coli [1].

High impact information on Fmo2

  • In situ hybridization localized FMO1 and 5 mRNAs to the perivenous, and FMO 2, 3 and 4 mRNAs to the periportal, regions of the liver [2].
  • The cDNA clone of mouse flavin-containing monooxygenase 2 (FMO2) was obtained as an expressed sequence tag (EST) isolated from a female mouse kidney cDNA library from the I.M.A.G.E. consortium (I.M.A.G.E. CloneID 1432164) [1].
  • Complete sequencing of the EST derived a nucleotide sequence for mouse FMO2, which contains 112 bases of 5' flanking region, 1607 bases of coding region, and 309 bases of 3' flanking region [1].
  • This FMO2 sequence encodes a protein of 535 amino acids including two putative pyrophosphate binding sequences (GxGxxG/A) beginning at positions 9 and 191 [1].
  • 5. The expressed FMO2 enzyme showed catalytic activity towards the FMO substrate methimazole and further analysis of E. coli fractions utilizing NADPH oxidation demonstrated that the mouse FMO2 enzyme also exhibits catalytic activity towards thiourea, trimethylamine, and the insecticide phorate [1].


  1. Sequencing, expression, and characterization of cDNA expressed flavin-containing monooxygenase 2 from mouse. Karoly, E.D., Rose, R.L. J. Biochem. Mol. Toxicol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  2. Cell-, tissue-, sex- and developmental stage-specific expression of mouse flavin-containing monooxygenases (Fmos). Janmohamed, A., Hernandez, D., Phillips, I.R., Shephard, E.A. Biochem. Pharmacol. (2004) [Pubmed]
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