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Definition of Homogentisate oxidase

Homogentisate oxidase: The enzyme encoded in the HGD gene. Mutation of HGD causes the genetic disease alkaptonuria. Homogentisate oxidase is also called Homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase .

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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