IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: geranylgeraniol 18-hydroxylase

Reaction: geranylgeraniol + NADPH + H+ + O2 = 18-hydroxygeranylgeraniol + NADP+ + H2O

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glossary: plaunotol = 18-hydroxygeranylgeraniol

Other name(s): GGOH-18-hydroxylase

Systematic name: geranylgeraniol,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (18-hydroxylating)

Comments: A heme-thiolate protein (P-450).

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1. Tansakul, P. and De-Eknamkul, W. Geranylgeraniol-18-hydroxylase: the last enzyme in the plaunotol biosynthetic pathway in Croton sublyratus. Phytochemistry 47 (1998) 1241-1246.

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