IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: geraniol dehydrogenase (NAD+)

Reaction: geraniol + NAD+ = geranial + NADH + H+

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): GeDH; geoA (gene name)

Systematic name: geraniol:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: The enzyme from the bacterium Castellaniella defragrans is most active in vitro with perillyl alcohol [2]. The enzyme from the prune mite Carpoglyphus lactis also acts (more slowly) on farnesol but not on nerol [1].

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1. Noge, K., Kato, M., Mori, N., Kataoka, M., Tanaka, C., Yamasue, Y., Nishida, R. and Kuwahara, Y. Geraniol dehydrogenase, the key enzyme in biosynthesis of the alarm pheromone, from the astigmatid mite Carpoglyphus lactis (Acari: Carpoglyphidae). FEBS J. 275 (2008) 2807-2817. [PMID: 18422649]

2. Lüddeke, F., Wülfing, A., Timke, M., Germer, F., Weber, J., Dikfidan, A., Rahnfeld, T., Linder, D., Meyerdierks, A. and Harder, J. Geraniol and geranial dehydrogenases induced in anaerobic monoterpene degradation by Castellaniella defragrans. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78 (2012) 2128-2136. [PMID: 22286981]

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