IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: jasmonoyl-L-amino acid 12-hydroxylase

Reaction: a jasmonoyl-L-amino acid + [reduced NADPH —hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = a 12-hydroxyjasmonoyl-L-amino acid + [oxidized NADPH —hemoprotein reductase] + H2O

Glossary: jasmonic acid = {(1R,2R)-3-oxo-2-[(2Z)pent-2-en-1-yl]cyclopentyl}acetic acid
(+)-7-epi-jasmonic acid = {(1R,2S)-3-oxo-2-[(2Z)pent-2-en-1-yl]cyclopentyl}acetic acid

Other name(s): CYP94B1 (gene name); CYP94B3 (gene name)

Systematic name: jasmonoyl-L-amino acid,[reduced NADPH —hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (12-hydroxylating)

Comments: A cytochrome P450 (heme thiolate) enzyme found in plants. The enzyme acts on jasmonoyl-L-amino acid conjugates, catalysing the hydroxylation of the C-12 position of jasmonic acid. While the best studied substrate is (+)-7-epi-jasmonoyl-L-isoleucine, the enzyme was shown to be active with jasmonoyl-L-valine and jasmonoyl-L-phenylalanine, and is likely to be active with other jasmonoyl-amino acid conjugates.

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1. Koo, A.J., Cooke, T.F. and Howe, G.A. Cytochrome P450 CYP94B3 mediates catabolism and inactivation of the plant hormone jasmonoyl-L-isoleucine. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108 (2011) 9298-9303. [PMID: 21576464]

2. Kitaoka, N., Matsubara, T., Sato, M., Takahashi, K., Wakuta, S., Kawaide, H., Matsui, H., Nabeta, K. and Matsuura, H. Arabidopsis CYP94B3 encodes jasmonyl-L-isoleucine 12-hydroxylase, a key enzyme in the oxidative catabolism of jasmonate. Plant Cell Physiol 52 (2011) 1757-1765. [PMID: 21849397]

3. Heitz, T., Widemann, E., Lugan, R., Miesch, L., Ullmann, P., Desaubry, L., Holder, E., Grausem, B., Kandel, S., Miesch, M., Werck-Reichhart, D. and Pinot, F. Cytochromes P450 CYP94C1 and CYP94B3 catalyze two successive oxidation steps of plant hormone jasmonoyl-isoleucine for catabolic turnover. J. Biol. Chem. 287 (2012) 6296-6306. [PMID: 22215670]

4. Kitaoka, N., Kawaide, H., Amano, N., Matsubara, T., Nabeta, K., Takahashi, K. and Matsuura, H. CYP94B3 activity against jasmonic acid amino acid conjugates and the elucidation of 12-O-β-glucopyranosyl-jasmonoyl-L-isoleucine as an additional metabolite. Phytochemistry 99 (2014) 6-13. [PMID: 24467969]

5. Koo, A.J., Thireault, C., Zemelis, S., Poudel, A.N., Zhang, T., Kitaoka, N., Brandizzi, F., Matsuura, H. and Howe, G.A. Endoplasmic reticulum-associated inactivation of the hormone jasmonoyl-L-isoleucine by multiple members of the cytochrome P450 94 family in Arabidopsis. J. Biol. Chem. 289 (2014) 29728-29738. [PMID: 25210037]

6. Widemann, E., Grausem, B., Renault, H., Pineau, E., Heinrich, C., Lugan, R., Ullmann, P., Miesch, L., Aubert, Y., Miesch, M., Heitz, T. and Pinot, F. Sequential oxidation of jasmonoyl-phenylalanine and jasmonoyl-isoleucine by multiple cytochrome P450 of the CYP94 family through newly identified aldehyde intermediates. Phytochemistry 117 (2015) 388-399. [PMID: 26164240]

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