IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: salutaridine reductase (NADPH)

Reaction: salutaridinol + NADP+ = salutaridine + NADPH + H+

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Systematic name: salutaridinol:NADP+ 7-oxidoreductase

Comments: Catalyses the reversible reduction of salutaridine to salutaridinol, which is a direct precursor of morphinan alkaloids in the poppy plant.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 152743-95-8


1. Gerady, R. and Zenk, M.H. Purification and characterization of salutaridine:NADPH 7-oxidoreductase from Papaver somniferum. Phytochemistry 34 (1993) 125-132.

[EC created 1999, modified 2001]

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