Reaction: monacolin L acid + O2 + NADPH + H+ = monacolin J acid + NADP+ + H2O
For diagram of reaction click here.
Glossary: monacolin L acid = (3R,5R)-7-[(1S,2S,6R,8aR)-2,6-dimethyl-1,2,6,7,8,8a-hexahydronaphthalen-1-yl]-3,5-dihydroxyheptanoic acid
monacolin J acid = (3R,5R)-7-[(1S,2S,6R,8S,8aR)-8-hydroxy-2,6-dimethyl-1,2,6,7,8,8a-hexahydronaphthalen-1-yl]-3,5-dihydroxyheptanoic acid
Other name(s): LovA (ambiguous)
Systematic name: monacolin L acid,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (8-hydroxylating)
Comments: A heme-thiolate protein (cytochrome P-450). The enzyme from fungi also catalyses the reaction of EC 22.214.171.124, dihydromonacolin L hydroxylase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Barriuso, J., Nguyen, D.T., Li, J.W., Roberts, J.N., MacNevin, G., Chaytor, J.L., Marcus, S.L., Vederas, J.C. and Ro, D.K. Double oxidation of the cyclic nonaketide dihydromonacolin L to monacolin J by a single cytochrome P450 monooxygenase, LovA. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 (2011) 8078-8081. [PMID: 21495633]