This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the aldehyde or oxo group of donor with oxygen as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is retinal:oxygen oxidoreductase. This enzyme is also called retinene oxidase. This enzyme participates in retinol metabolism.
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