Term: melanocyte catechol oxidase activity
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Name: melanocyte
Synonyms: melanophore, ZFA:0001091
Definition: A pigment cell derived from the neural crest. Contains melanin-filled pigment granules, which gives a brown to black appearance.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009091]
Name: catechol oxidase activity
Synonyms: 1,2-benzenediol:oxygen oxidoreductase activity, catecholase, diphenol oxidase activity, dopa oxidase, o-diphenol oxidoreductase, o-diphenol:oxygen oxidoreductase, o-diphenolase activity, phenolase activity, polyphenol oxidase activity, pyrocatechol oxidase, tyrosinase activity
Definition: Catalysis of the reaction: 2 catechol + O2 = 2 1,2-benzoquinone + 2 H2O.
Ontology: GO: Molecular Function [GO:0004097]   QuickGO   AmiGO