IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ipsdienol dehydrogenase

Reaction: (R)-ipsdienol + NAD(P)+ = ipsdienone + NAD(P)H + H+

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Glossary: ipsdienone = 2-methyl-6-methyleneocta-2,7-dien-4-one
(R)-ipsdienol = (4R)-2-methyl-6-methyleneocta-2,7-dien-4-ol

Other name(s): IDOLDH

Systematic name: (R)-ipsdienol:NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase

Comments: The enzyme is involved in pheromone production by the pine engraver beetle, Ips pini.

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


1. Figueroa-Teran, R., Welch, W.H., Blomquist, G.J. and Tittiger, C. Ipsdienol dehydrogenase (IDOLDH): a novel oxidoreductase important for Ips pini pheromone production. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 42 (2012) 81-90. [PMID: 22101251]

[EC created 2015]

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