IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (+)-camphor 6-exo-hydroxylase

Reaction: (+)-camphor + NADPH + H+ + O2 = (+)-6-exo-hydroxycamphor + NADP+ + H2O

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Other name(s): (+)-camphor 6-hydroxylase

Systematic name: (+)-camphor,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (6-exo-hydroxylating)

Comments: A cytochrome P-450 monooxygenase isolated from Salvia officinalis (sage). Involved in the catabolism of camphor in senescent tissue.

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1. Funk, C., Koepp, A.E. and Croteau, R. Catabolism of camphor in tissue cultures and leaf disks of common sage (Salvia officinalis). Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 294 (1992) 306-313. [PMID: 1550356]

2. Funk, C. and Croteau, R. Induction and characterization of a cytochrome P-450-dependent camphor hydroxylase in tissue cultures of common sage (Salvia officinalis). Plant Physiol. 101 (1993) 1231-1237. [PMID: 12231778]

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