IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (+)-trans-carveol dehydrogenase

Reaction: (+)-trans-carveol + NAD+ = (+)-(S)-carvone + NADH + H+

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Other name(s): carveol dehydrogenase

Systematic name: (+)-trans-carveol:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: NADP+ cannot replace NAD+. Forms part of the monoterpenoid biosynthesis pathway in Carum carvi (caraway) seeds.

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1. Bouwmeester, H.J., Gershenzon, J., Konings, M.C.J.M. and Croteau, R. Biosynthesis of the monoterpenes limonene and carvone in the fruit of caraway. I. Demonstration of enzyme activities and their changes with development. Plant Physiol. 117 (1998) 901-912. [PMID: 9662532]

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