IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (+)-sabinene 3-hydroxylase

Reaction: (+)-sabinene + NADPH + H+ + O2 = (+)-cis-sabinol + NADP+ + H2O

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Systematic name: (+)-sabinene,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (3-hydroxylating)

Comments: Requires cytochrome P450. The enzyme has been characterized from Salvia officinalis (sage).

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1. Karp, F., Harris, J.L. and Croteau, R. Metabolism of monoterpenes: demonstration of the hydroxylation of (+)-sabinene to (+)-cis-sabinol by an enzyme preparation from sage (Salvia officinalis) leaves. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 256 (1987) 179-193. [PMID: 3111374]

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