Reaction: (RS)-linalool = geraniol
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Other name(s): 3,1-hydroxyl-Δ1-Δ2-mutase (linalool isomerase)
Systematic name: (RS)-linalool hydroxymutase
Comments: Isolated from the bacterium Thauera linaloolentis grown on (RS)-linalool as the sole source of carbon. Unlike EC 126.96.36.199, geraniol isomerase, which only acts on (S)-linalool, this enzyme acts equally well on both enantiomers.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:
1. Marmulla, R., Šafarić, B., Markert, S., Schweder, T. and Harder, J. Linalool isomerase, a membrane-anchored enzyme in the anaerobic monoterpene degradation in Thauera linaloolentis 47Lol. BMC Biochem. 17 (2016) 6. [PMID: 26979141]