Amino Acid Oxidase, L- Assay

Method: The reaction velocity is determined in a peroxidase coupled system by measuring the increase in A436 resulting from the oxidation of L-leucine. One unit oxidizes one micromole of L-leucine per minute at 25°C and pH 7.6 under the specified conditions.


  • 0.2 M Triethanolamine buffer pH 7.6 containing 0.1% L-leucine and 0.0065% o-dianisidine
  • 1.0% Peroxidase: Dissolve Worthington Peroxidase (HPOD) at 10 mg/ml in water.


Dilute enzyme in reagent grade water to 0.05-0.2 units per milliliter.


Adjust spectrophotometer to 436 nm and 25°C.

Pipette into cuvettes 0.01 ml of 10 mg/ml peroxidase and 2.9 ml of 0.2 M triethanolamine-leucine-o-dianisidine mixture.

Incubate in spectrophotometer at 25°C for 4-5 minutes to achieve temperature equilibration and record blank rate, if any. Add 0.1 ml of appropriately diluted enzyme and record increase in absorbance at 436 nm for 4-5 minutes. Calculate ΔA436 from the initial linear portion of the slope. Subtract blank rate if present.



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