Reaction: 2-hydroxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one + [reduced NADPHhemoprotein reductase] + O2 = 2,4-dihydroxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one + [oxidized NADPHhemoprotein reductase] + H2O
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Glossary: 2,4-dihydroxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one = DIBOA
2-hydroxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one = HBOA
Other name(s): BX5 (gene name); CYP71C3 (gene name)
Systematic name: 2-hydroxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one,[reduced NADPHhemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (N-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein. The enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of protective and allelophatic benzoxazinoids in some plants, most commonly from the family of Poaceae (grasses).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Bailey, B.A. and Larson, R.L. Maize microsomal benzoxazinone N-monooxygenase. Plant Physiol. 95 (1991) 792-796. [PMID: 16668055]
2. Glawischnig, E., Grun, S., Frey, M. and Gierl, A. Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases of DIBOA biosynthesis: specificity and conservation among grasses. Phytochemistry 50 (1999) 925-930. [PMID: 10385992]