IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: syn-pimaradiene 3-monooxygenase

Reaction: 9β-pimara-7,15-diene + [reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = 9β-pimara-7,15-diene-3β-ol + [oxidized NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + H2O

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Glossary: syn-pimara-7,15-diene = 9β-pimara-7,15-diene

Other name(s): CYP701A8

Systematic name: 9β-pimara7,15-diene,[reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (9β-pimara-7,15-diene-3β-ol forming)

Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein isolated from rice, Oryza sativa.

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1. Kitaoka, N., Wu, Y., Xu, M. and Peters, R.J. Optimization of recombinant expression enables discovery of novel cytochrome P450 activity in rice diterpenoid biosynthesis. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99 (2015) 7549-7558. [PMID: 25758958]

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