The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: farnesol dehydrogenase (NAD+)
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesol + NAD+ = (2E,6E)-farnesal + NADH + H+
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Other name(s): NAD+-farnesol dehydrogenase
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesol:NAD+ 1-oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme from the prune mite Carpoglyphus lactis also acts on geraniol with greater activity [cf. EC, geraniol dehydrogenase (NAD+)]. Unlike EC, farnesol dehydrogenase (NADP+), this enzyme cannot use NADP+ as cofactor.
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1.  Noge, K., Kato, M., Mori, N., Kataoka, M., Tanaka, C., Yamasue, Y., Nishida, R. and Kuwahara, Y. Geraniol dehydrogenase, the key enzyme in biosynthesis of the alarm pheromone, from the astigmatid mite Carpoglyphus lactis (Acari: Carpoglyphidae). FEBS J. 275 (2008) 2807–2817. [PMID: 18422649]
[EC created 2013]

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