IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: drimenol monooxygenase

Reaction: drimenol + [reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = drimendiol + [oxidized NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + H2O

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Glossary: drimendiol = drim-7-ene-11,12-diol

Other name(s): PhDOX1

Systematic name: drimenol,[reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (drimendiol forming)

Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein isolated from the plant Persicaria hydropiper (water pepper).

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1. Henquet, M.GL., Prota, N., van der Hooft, J.JJ., Varbanova-Herde, M., Hulzink, R.JM., de Vos, M., Prins, M., de Both, M.TJ., Franssen, M.CR., Bouwmeester, H. and Jongsma, M. Identification of a drimenol synthase and drimenol oxidase from Persicaria hydropiper, involved in the biosynthesis of insect deterrent drimanes. Plant J. 90 (2017) 1052-1063. [PMID: 28258968]

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