IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (+)-borneol dehydrogenase

Reaction: (+)-borneol + NAD+ = (+)-camphor + NADH + H+

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): bicyclic monoterpenol dehydrogenase

Systematic name: (+)-borneol:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: NADP+ can also act, but more slowly.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 111940-47-7


1. Croteau, R., Hooper, C.L. and Felton, M. Biosynthesis of monoterpenes. Partial purification and characterization of a bicyclic monoterpenol dehydrogenase from sage (Salvia officinalis). Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 188 (1978) 182-193. [PMID: 677891]

2. Dehal, S.S. and Croteau, R. Metabolism of monoterpenes: specificity of the dehydrogenases responsible for the biosynthesis of camphor, 3-thujone, and 3-isothujone. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 258 (1987) 287-291. [PMID: 3310901]

[EC created 1984, modified 1990 (EC created 1983, part incorporated 1990)]

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