IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dihydrocarveol dehydrogenase

Reaction: ment-8-en-2-ol + NAD+ = meth-8-en-2-one + NADH + H+

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Glossary: (+)-dihydrocarveol = (1S,2S,4S)-menth-8-en-2-ol
(+)-isodihydrocarveol = (1S,2S,4R)-menth-8-en-2-ol
(+)-neoisodihydrocarveol = (1S,2R,4R)-menth-8-en-2-ol
(–)-dihydrocarvone = (1S,4S)-menth-8-en-2-one
(+)-isodihydrocarvone = (1S,4R)-menth-8-en-2-one

Other name(s): carveol dehydrogenase

Systematic name: menth-8-en-2-ol:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: This enzyme from the the Gram-positive bacterium Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14 forms part of the carveol and dihydrocarveol degradation pathway. The enzyme accepts all eight stereoisomers of menth-8-en-2-ol as substrate, although some isomers are converted faster than others. The preferred substrates are (+)-neoisodihydrocarveol, (+)-isodihydrocarveol, (+)-dihydrocarveol and (–)-isodihydrocarveol.

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1. van der Werf, M.J. and Boot, A.M. Metabolism of carveol and dihydrocarveol in Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14. Microbiology 146 (2000) 1129-1141. [PMID: 10832640]

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