IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: isopiperitenone Δ-isomerase

Reaction: isopiperitenone = piperitenone

Systematic name: isopiperitenone Δ84-isomerase

Comments: Involved in the biosynthesis of menthol and related monoterpenes in peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 96595-07-2


1. Kjonaas, R.B., Venkatachalam, K.V. and Croteau, R. Metabolism of monoterpenes: oxidation of isopiperitenol to isopiperitenone, and subsequent isomerization to piperitenone by soluble enzyme preparations from peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 238 (1985) 49-60. [PMID: 3885858]

[EC created 1989]

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