IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: progesterone 11α-monooxygenase

Reaction: progesterone + reduced acceptor + O2 = 11α-hydroxyprogesterone + acceptor + H2O

Other name(s): progesterone 11α-hydroxylase

Systematic name: progesterone,hydrogen-donor:oxygen oxidoreductase (11α-hydroxylating)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37256-77-2


1. Shibahara, M., Moody, J.A. and Smith, L.L. Microbial hydroxylations. V. 11α-Hydroxylation of progesterone by cell-free preparations of Aspergillus ochraceus. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 202 (1970) 172-179. [PMID: 5417182]

[EC created 1972]

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