IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (–)-menthol monooxygenase

Reaction: (–)-menthol + NADPH + H+ + O2 = p-menthane-3,8-diol + NADP+ + H2O

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): l-menthol monooxygenase

Systematic name: (–)-menthol,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (8-hydroxylating)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 117590-75-7


1. Madyastha, K.M. and Srivatsan, V. Studies on the metabolism of l-menthol in rats. Drug Metab. Dispos. 16 (1988) 765-772. [PMID: 2906604]

[EC created 1992]

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