Reaction: protopanaxadiol + [reduced NADPHhemoprotein reductase] + O2 = protopanaxatriol + [oxidized NADPHhemoprotein reductase] + H2O
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Glossary: protopanaxadiol = dammar-24-ene-3β,12β,20-triol
protopanaxatriol = dammar-24-ene-3β,6α,12β,20-tetrol
Other name(s): protopanaxatriol synthase; P6H; CYP716A53v2
Systematic name: protopanaxadiol,[reduced NADPHhemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (6α-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein isolated from the rhizomes of ginseng (Panax ginseng). Involved in the biosynthetic pathway of ginsenosides.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Yue, C.J., Zhou, X. and Zhong, J.J. Protopanaxadiol 6-hydroxylase and its role in regulating the ginsenoside heterogeneity in Panax notoginseng cells. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 100 (2008) 933-940. [PMID: 18351680]
2. Han, J.Y., Hwang, H.S., Choi, S.W., Kim, H.J. and Choi, Y.E. Cytochrome P450 CYP716A53v2 catalyzes the formation of protopanaxatriol from protopanaxadiol during ginsenoside biosynthesis in Panax ginseng. Plant Cell Physiol 53 (2012) 1535-1545. [PMID: 22875608]