IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: farnesol dehydrogenase

Reaction: 2-trans,6-trans-farnesol + NADP+ = 2-trans,6-trans-farnesal + NADPH + H+

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): NADP-farnesol dehydrogenase; farnesol (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) dehydrogenase

Systematic name: 2-trans,6-trans-farnesol:NADP+ 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on 2-cis,6-trans-farnesol, geraniol, citronerol and nerol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 89089-75-8, 90804-55-0


1. Inoue, H., Tsuji, H. and Uritani, I. Characterization and activity change of farnesol dehydrogenase in black rot fungus-infected sweet-potato. Agric. Biol. Chem. 48 (1984) 733-738.

[EC created 1989]

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