IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: corticosterone 18-monooxygenase

Reaction: corticosterone + 2 reduced adrenodoxin + O2 + 2 H+ = 18-hydroxycorticosterone + 2 oxidized adrenodoxin + H2O

Other name(s): corticosterone 18-hydroxylase; corticosterone methyl oxidase; corticosterone,reduced-adrenal-ferredoxin:oxygen oxidoreductase (18-hydroxylating)

Systematic name: corticosterone,reduced-adrenodoxin:oxygen oxidoreductase (18-hydroxylating)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37256-75-0


1. Raman, P.B., Sharma, D.C. and Dorfman, R.I. Studies on aldosterone biosynthesis in vitro. Biochemistry 5 (1966) 1795.

[EC created 1972]

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