IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 16α-hydroxyprogesterone dehydratase

Reaction: 16α-hydroxyprogesterone = 16,17-didehydroprogesterone + H2O

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Other name(s): hydroxyprogesterone dehydroxylase; 16α-hydroxyprogesterone dehydroxylase; 16α-dehydroxylase; 16α-hydroxyprogesterone hydro-lyase

Systematic name: 16α-hydroxyprogesterone hydro-lyase (16,17-didehydroprogesterone-forming)

Comments: 16α-Hydroxypregnenolone is also a substrate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 89287-36-5


1. Glass, T.L. and Lamppa, R.S. Purification and properties of 16α-hydroxyprogesterone dehydroxylase from Eubacterium sp. strain 144. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 837 (1985) 103-110. [PMID: 4052439]

[EC created 1999, modified 2004 (EC created 1989, incorporated 2004)]

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