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EC 1.14.13.47      
Transferred entry: (S)-limonene 3-monooxygenase. Now EC 1.14.14.99, (S)-limonene 3-monooxygenase
[EC 1.14.13.47 created 1992, modified 2003, deleted 2018]
 
 
EC 1.14.13.48      
Transferred entry: (S)-limonene 6-monooxygenase. Now classified as EC 1.14.14.51, (S)-limonene 6-monooxygenase
[EC 1.14.13.48 created 1992, modified 2003, deleted 2017]
 
 
EC 1.14.13.49      
Transferred entry: (S)-limonene 7-monooxygenase. Now classified as EC 1.14.14.52, (S)-limonene 7-monooxygenase
[EC 1.14.13.49 created 1992, modified 2003, deleted 2017]
 
 
EC 1.14.13.80      
Transferred entry: (R)-limonene 6-monooxygenase. Now classified as EC 1.14.14.53, (R)-limonene 6-monooxygenase
[EC 1.14.13.80 created 2003, deleted 2017]
 
 
EC 1.14.13.104      
Transferred entry: (+)-menthofuran synthase. Now EC 1.14.14.143, (+)-menthofuran synthase
[EC 1.14.13.104 created 2008, deleted 2018]
 
 
EC 1.14.13.107     
Accepted name: limonene 1,2-monooxygenase
Reaction: (1) (S)-limonene + NAD(P)H + H+ + O2 = 1,2-epoxymenth-8-ene + NAD(P)+ + H2O
(2) (R)-limonene + NAD(P)H + H+ + O2 = 1,2-epoxymenth-8-ene + NAD(P)+ + H2O
For diagram of limonene catabolism, click here
Glossary: limonene = a monoterpenoid
(S)-limonene = (-)-limonene
(R)-limonene = (+)-limonene
limonene-1,2-epoxide = 1,2-epoxymenth-8-ene = 1-methyl-4-(prop-1-en-2-yl)-7-oxabicyclo[4.1.0]heptane
Systematic name: limonene,NAD(P)H:oxygen oxidoreductase
Comments: A flavoprotein (FAD). Limonene is the most widespread terpene and is formed by more than 300 plants. Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14, a Gram-positive bacterium, is able to grow on both (S)-limonene and (R)-limonene as the sole source of carbon and energy. NADPH can act instead of NADH, although more slowly. It has not been established if the product formed is optically pure or a mixture of two enantiomers.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, UM-BBD
References:
1.  van der Werf, M.J., Swarts, H.J. and de Bont, J.A. Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14 contains a novel degradation pathway for limonene. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65 (1999) 2092–2102. [PMID: 10224006]
[EC 1.14.13.107 created 2009]
 
 
EC 1.14.14.51     
Accepted name: (S)-limonene 6-monooxygenase
Reaction: (S)-limonene + [reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = (–)-trans-carveol + [oxidized NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + H2O
For diagram of perillyl alcohol, isopiperitol and carveol biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: limonene = a monoterpenoid
(S)-limonene = (–)-limonene
Other name(s): (–)-limonene 6-hydroxylase; (–)-limonene 6-monooxygenase; (–)-limonene,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (6-hydroxylating)
Systematic name: (S)-limonene,[reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (6-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme thiolate) enzyme. The enzyme participates in the biosynthesis of (–)-carvone, which is responsible for the aroma of spearmint.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 138066-93-0
References:
1.  Karp, F., Mihaliak, C.A., Harris, J.L. and Croteau, R. Monoterpene biosynthesis: specificity of the hydroxylations of (-)-limonene by enzyme preparations from peppermint (Mentha piperita), spearmint (Mentha spicata), and perilla (Perilla frutescens) leaves. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 276 (1990) 219–226. [DOI] [PMID: 2297225]
[EC 1.14.14.51 created 1992 as EC 1.14.13.48, modified 2003, transferred 2017 to EC 1.14.14.51]
 
 
EC 1.14.14.52     
Accepted name: (S)-limonene 7-monooxygenase
Reaction: (S)-limonene + [reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = (–)-perillyl alcohol + [oxidized NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + H2O
For diagram of perillyl alcohol, isopiperitol and carveol biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: limonene = a monoterpenoid
(S)-limonene = (–)-limonene
Other name(s): (–)-limonene 7-monooxygenase; (–)-limonene hydroxylase; (–)-limonene monooxygenase; (–)-limonene,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (7-hydroxylating)
Systematic name: (S)-limonene,[reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (7-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme thiolate) enzyme. The enzyme, characterized from the plant Perilla frutescens, participates in the biosynthesis of perillyl aldehyde, the major constituent of the essential oil that accumulates in the glandular trichomes of this plant. Some forms of the enzyme also catalyse the oxidation of (–)-perillyl alcohol to (–)-perillyl aldehyde.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 122653-75-2
References:
1.  Karp, F., Mihaliak, C.A., Harris, J.L. and Croteau, R. Monoterpene biosynthesis: specificity of the hydroxylations of (-)-limonene by enzyme preparations from peppermint (Mentha piperita), spearmint (Mentha spicata), and perilla (Perilla frutescens) leaves. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 276 (1990) 219–226. [DOI] [PMID: 2297225]
2.  Mau, C.J., Karp, F., Ito, M., Honda, G. and Croteau, R.B. A candidate cDNA clone for (–)-limonene-7-hydroxylase from Perilla frutescens. Phytochemistry 71 (2010) 373–379. [DOI] [PMID: 20079506]
3.  Fujiwara, Y. and Ito, M. Molecular cloning and characterization of a Perilla frutescens cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the later steps of perillaldehyde biosynthesis. Phytochemistry 134 (2017) 26–37. [DOI] [PMID: 27890582]
[EC 1.14.14.52 created 1992 as EC 1.14.13.49, modified 2003, transferred 2017 to EC 1.14.14.52]
 
 
EC 1.14.14.53     
Accepted name: (R)-limonene 6-monooxygenase
Reaction: (R)-limonene + [reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = (+)-trans-carveol + [oxidized NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + H2O
For diagram of carvone biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: limonene = a monoterpenoid
(R)-limonene = (+)-limonene
Other name(s): (+)-limonene-6-hydroxylase; (+)-limonene 6-monooxygenase
Systematic name: (R)-limonene,[reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (6-hydroxylating)
Comments: The reaction is stereospecific with over 95% yield of (+)-trans-carveol from (R)-limonene. (S)-Limonene, the substrate for EC 1.14.14.51, (S)-limonene 6-monooxygenase, is not a substrate. Forms part of the carvone biosynthesis pathway in Carum carvi (caraway) seeds.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 221461-49-0
References:
1.  Bouwmeester, H.J., Gershenzon, J., Konings, M.C.J.M. and Croteau, R. Biosynthesis of the monoterpenes limonene and carvone in the fruit of caraway. I. Demonstration of enzyme activities and their changes with development. Plant Physiol. 117 (1998) 901–912. [PMID: 9662532]
2.  Bouwmeester, H.J., Konings, M.C.J.M., Gershenzon, J., Karp, F. and Croteau, R. Cytochrome P-450 dependent (+)-limonene-6-hydroxylation in fruits of caraway (Carum carvi). Phytochemistry 50 (1999) 243–248.
[EC 1.14.14.53 created 2003 as EC 1.14.13.80, transferred 2017 to EC 1.14.14.53]
 
 
EC 1.14.14.99     
Accepted name: (S)-limonene 3-monooxygenase
Reaction: (S)-limonene + [reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = (–)-trans-isopiperitenol + [oxidized NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + H2O
For diagram of perillyl alcohol, isopiperitol and carveol biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: limonene = a monoterpenoid
(S)-limonene = (–)-limonene
Other name(s): (–)-limonene 3-hydroxylase; (–)-limonene 3-monooxygenase; CYP71D15 (gene name)
Systematic name: (S)-limonene,[reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (3-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein from peppermint (Mentha piperita).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 138066-92-9
References:
1.  Karp, F., Mihaliak, C.A., Harris, J.L. and Croteau, R. Monoterpene biosynthesis: specificity of the hydroxylations of (-)-limonene by enzyme preparations from peppermint (Mentha piperita), spearmint (Mentha spicata), and perilla (Perilla frutescens) leaves. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 276 (1990) 219–226. [DOI] [PMID: 2297225]
2.  Lupien, S., Karp, F., Wildung, M. and Croteau, R. Regiospecific cytochrome P450 limonene hydroxylases from mint (Mentha) species: cDNA isolation, characterization, and functional expression of (–)-4S-limonene-3-hydroxylase and (–)-4S-limonene-6-hydroxylase. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 368 (1999) 181–192. [PMID: 10415126]
3.  Wust, M., Little, D.B., Schalk, M. and Croteau, R. Hydroxylation of limonene enantiomers and analogs by recombinant (–)-limonene 3- and 6-hydroxylases from mint (Mentha) species: evidence for catalysis within sterically constrained active sites. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 387 (2001) 125–136. [PMID: 11368174]
[EC 1.14.14.99 created 1992 as EC 1.14.13.47, modified 2003, transferred 2018 1.14.14.99]
 
 
EC 1.14.14.143     
Accepted name: (+)-menthofuran synthase
Reaction: (+)-pulegone + [reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = (+)-menthofuran + [oxidized NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + H2O
For diagram of (–)-carvone, perillyl aldehyde and pulegone biosynthesis, click here and for mechanism of reaction, click here
Other name(s): menthofuran synthase; (+)-pulegone 9-hydroxylase; (+)-MFS; cytochrome P450 menthofuran synthase
Systematic name: (+)-pulegone,[reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (9-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein. The conversion of substrate into product involves the hydroxylation of the syn-methyl (C9), intramolecular cyclization to the hemiketal and dehydration to the furan [1]. This is the second cytochrome P-450-mediated step of monoterpene metabolism in peppermint, with the other step being catalysed by EC 1.14.14.99, (S)-limonene 3-monooxygenase [1].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  Bertea, C.M., Schalk, M., Karp, F., Maffei, M. and Croteau, R. Demonstration that menthofuran synthase of mint (Mentha) is a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase: cloning, functional expression, and characterization of the responsible gene. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 390 (2001) 279–286. [DOI] [PMID: 11396930]
2.  Mahmoud, S.S. and Croteau, R.B. Menthofuran regulates essential oil biosynthesis in peppermint by controlling a downstream monoterpene reductase. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100 (2003) 14481–14486. [DOI] [PMID: 14623962]
[EC 1.14.14.143 created 2008 as EC 1.14.13.104, transferred 2018 to EC 1.14.14.143]
 
 
EC 1.17.99.8     
Accepted name: limonene dehydrogenase
Reaction: (1) (S)-limonene + H2O + acceptor = (–)-perillyl alcohol + reduced acceptor
(2) (R)-limonene + H2O + acceptor = (+)-perillyl alcohol + reduced acceptor
Glossary: limonene = 1-methyl-4-(prop-1-en-2-yl)cyclohex-1-ene
perillyl alcohol = [4-(prop-1-en-2-yl)cyclohex-1-en-1-yl]methanol
(–)-perillyl alcohol = (S)-perillyl alcohol = [(4S)-4-(prop-1-en-2-yl)cyclohex-1-en-1-yl]methanol
(+)-perillyl alcohol = (R)-perillyl alcohol = [(4R)-4-(prop-1-en-2-yl)cyclohex-1-en-1-yl]methanol
(–)-limonene = (S)-limonene = (4S)-1-methyl-4-(prop-1-en-2-yl)cyclohexene
(+)-limonene = (R)-limonene = (4R)-1-methyl-4-(prop-1-en-2-yl)cyclohexene
Other name(s): ctmAB (gene names)
Systematic name: limonene:acceptor oxidoreductase (7-hydroxylating)
Comments: Contains FAD. The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Castellaniella defragrans 65Phen, hydroxylates the R- and S-enantiomers at a similar rate. The in vivo electron acceptor may be a heterodimeric electron transfer flavoprotein (ETF).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  Petasch, J., Disch, E.M., Markert, S., Becher, D., Schweder, T., Huttel, B., Reinhardt, R. and Harder, J. The oxygen-independent metabolism of cyclic monoterpenes in Castellaniella defragrans 65Phen. BMC Microbiol. 14:164 (2014). [PMID: 24952578]
2.  Puentes-Cala, E., Liebeke, M., Markert, S. and Harder, J. Limonene dehydrogenase hydroxylates the allylic methyl group of cyclic monoterpenes in the anaerobic terpene degradation by Castellaniella defragrans. J. Biol. Chem. 293 (2018) 9520–9529. [PMID: 29716998]
[EC 1.17.99.8 created 2020]
 
 
EC 4.2.3.16     
Accepted name: (4S)-limonene synthase
Reaction: geranyl diphosphate = (S)-limonene + diphosphate
For diagram of perillyl alcohol, isopiperitol and carveol biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: limonene = a monoterpenoid
(S)-limonene = (-)-limonene
Other name(s): (-)-(4S)-limonene synthase; 4S-(-)-limonene synthase; geranyldiphosphate diphosphate lyase (limonene forming); geranyldiphosphate diphosphate lyase [cyclizing, (4S)-limonene-forming]; geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing; (-)-(4S)-limonene-forming]
Systematic name: geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing; (S)-limonene-forming]
Comments: A recombinant enzyme (also known as a monoterpene synthase or cyclase) from the grand fir (Abies grandis) requires Mn2+ and K+ for activity. Mg2+ is essentially ineffective as the divalent metal ion cofactor.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 110639-20-8
References:
1.  Bohlmann, J., Steele, C.L. and Croteau, R. Monoterpene synthases from grand fir (Abies grandis). cDNA isolation, characterization, and functional expression of myrcene synthase, (-)-(4S)-limonene synthase, and (-)-(1S,5S)-pinene synthase. J. Biol. Chem. 272 (1997) 21784–21792. [DOI] [PMID: 9268308]
2.  Collby, S.M., Alonso, W.R., Katahira, E.J., McGarvey, D.J. and Croteau, R. 4S-Limonene synthase from the oil glands of spearmint (Mentha spicata). cDNA isolation, characterization, and bacterial expression of the catalytically active monoterpene cyclase. J. Biol. Chem. 268 (1993) 23016–23024. [PMID: 8226816]
3.  Yuba, A., Yazaki, K., Tabata, M., Honda, G. and Croteau, R. cDNA cloning, characterization, and functional expression of 4S-(-)-limonene synthase from Perilla frutescens. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 332 (1996) 280–287. [DOI] [PMID: 8806736]
[EC 4.2.3.16 created 2000 as EC 4.1.99.10, transferred 2000 to EC 4.2.3.16, modified 2003]
 
 


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