IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: deoxylimonate A-ring-lactonase

Reaction: deoxylimonate + H2O = deoxylimononic acid D-ring-lactone

Systematic name: deoxylimonate A-ring-lactonohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme opens the A-ring-lactone of the triterpenoid deoxylimonic acid, leaving the D-ring-lactone intact.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 75788-82-8


1. Hasegawa, H., Bennett, R.D. and Verdon, C.P. Metabolism of limonoids via a deoxylimonoid pathway in Citrus. Phytochemistry 19 (1980) 1445-1447.

[EC created 1983]

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