IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: zerumbone synthase

Reaction: 10-hydroxy-α-humulene + NAD+ = zerumbone + NADH + H+

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): ZSD1

Systematic name: 10-hydroxy-α-humulene:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: The enzyme was cloned from shampoo ginger, Zingiber zerumbet.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:


1. Okamoto, S., Yu, F., Harada, H., Okajima, T., Hattan, J., Misawa, N. and Utsumi, R. A short-chain dehydrogenase involved in terpene metabolism from Zingiber zerumbet. FEBS J. 278 (2011) 2892-2900. [PMID: 21668645]

[EC created 2012]

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