IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: β-dihydromenaquinone-9 ω-hydroxylase

Reaction: β-dihydromenaquinone-9 + 2 reduced ferredoxin [iron-sulfur] cluster + O2 = ω-hydroxy-β-dihydromenaquinone-9 + 2 oxidized ferredoxin [iron-sulfur] cluster + H2O

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Glossary: β-dihydromenaquinone-9 = MK-9(II-H2) = 2-methyl-3-[(2E,10E,14E,18E,22E,26E,30E,33E)-3,7,11,15,19,23,27,31,35-nonamethylhexatriaconta-2,10,14,18,22,26,30,33-octaen-1-yl]naphthalene-1,4-dione

Other name(s): cyp128 (gene name)

Systematic name: β-dihydromenaquinone-9,reduced ferredoxin:oxygen oxidoreductase (ω-hydroxylating)

Comments: The bacterial cytochrome P-450 enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of ω-sulfo-β-dihydromenaquinone-9 by members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

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1. Holsclaw, C.M., Sogi, K.M., Gilmore, S.A., Schelle, M.W., Leavell, M.D., Bertozzi, C.R. and Leary, J.A. Structural characterization of a novel sulfated menaquinone produced by stf3 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ACS Chem. Biol. 3 (2008) 619-624. [PMID: 18928249]

2. Sogi, K.M., Holsclaw, C.M., Fragiadakis, G.K., Nomura, D.K., Leary, J.A. and Bertozzi, C.R. Biosynthesis and regulation of sulfomenaquinone, a metabolite associated with virulence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ACS Infect Dis 2 (2016) 800-806. [PMID: 27933784]

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