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EC 1.14.20.6     
Accepted name: flavonol synthase
Reaction: a dihydroflavonol + 2-oxoglutarate + O2 = a flavonol + succinate + CO2 + H2O
For diagram of flavonoid biosynthesis, click here, for diagram of kaempferol biosynthesis, click here and for diagram of myricetin biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): FLS (gene name)
Systematic name: dihydroflavonol,2-oxoglutarate:oxygen oxidoreductase
Comments: In addition to the desaturation of (2R,3R)-dihydroflavonols to flavonols, the enzyme from Citrus unshiu (satsuma mandarin) also has a non-specific activity that trans-hydroxylates the flavanones (2S)-naringenin and the unnatural (2R)-naringenin at C-3 to kaempferol and (2R,3R)-dihydrokaempferol, respectively [2]. Requires Fe2+.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 146359-76-4
References:
1.  Wellmann, F., Lukačin, R., Moriguchi, T., Britsch, L., Schiltz, E. and Matern, U. Functional expression and mutational analysis of flavonol synthase from Citrus unshiu. Eur. J. Biochem. 269 (2002) 4134–4142. [DOI] [PMID: 12180990]
2.  Lukačin, R., Wellmann, F., Britsch, L., Martens, S. and Matern, U. Flavonol synthase from Citrus unshiu is a bifunctional dioxygenase. Phytochemistry 62 (2003) 287–292. [DOI] [PMID: 12620339]
3.  Martens, S., Forkmann, G., Britsch, L., Wellmann, F., Matern, U. and Lukačin, R. Divergent evolution of flavonoid 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases in parsley. FEBS Lett. 544 (2003) 93–98. [DOI] [PMID: 12782296]
4.  Turnbull, J.J., Nakajima, J., Welford, R.W., Yamazaki, M., Saito, K. and Schofield, C.J. Mechanistic studies on three 2-oxoglutarate-dependent oxygenases of flavonoid biosynthesis: anthocyanidin synthase, flavonol synthase, and flavanone 3β-hydroxylase. J. Biol. Chem. 279 (2004) 1206–1216. [DOI] [PMID: 14570878]
[EC 1.14.20.6 created 2004 as EC 1.14.11.23, transferred 2018 to EC 1.14.20.6]
 
 


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