IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: artemisinic aldehyde Δ11(13)-reductase

Reaction: (11R)-dihydroartemisinic aldehyde + NADP+ = artemisinic aldehyde + NADPH + H+

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Other name(s): Dbr2

Systematic name: artemisinic aldehyde:NADP+ oxidoreductase

Comments: Cloned from Artemisia annua. In addition to the reduction of artemisinic aldehyde it is also able to a lesser extent to reduce artemisinic alcohol and artemisinic acid. Part of the biosyntheis of artemisinin.

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1. Bertea, C.M., Freije, J.R., van der Woude, H., Verstappen, F.W., Perk, L., Marquez, V., De Kraker, J.W., Posthumus, M.A., Jansen, B.J., de Groot, A., Franssen, M.C. and Bouwmeester, H.J. Identification of intermediates and enzymes involved in the early steps of artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua. Planta Med. 71 (2005) 40-47. [PMID: 15678372]

2. Zhang, Y., Teoh, K.H., Reed, D.W., Maes, L., Goossens, A., Olson, D.J., Ross, A.R. and Covello, P.S. The molecular cloning of artemisinic aldehyde Δ11(13) reductase and its role in glandular trichome-dependent biosynthesis of artemisinin in Artemisia annua. J. Biol. Chem. 283 (2008) 21501-21508. [PMID: 18495659]

[EC created 2012]

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