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Accepted name: perillyl-alcohol dehydrogenase
Reaction: perillyl alcohol + NAD+ = perillyl aldehyde + NADH + H+
For diagram of (-)-carvone, perillyl aldehyde and pulegone biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): perillyl alcohol dehydrogenase
Systematic name: perillyl-alcohol:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: Oxidizes a number of primary alcohols with the alcohol group allylic to an endocyclic double bond and a 6-membered ring, either aromatic or hydroaromatic.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 37250-73-0
1.  Ballal, N.R., Bhattacharyya, P.K. and Rangachari, P.N. Perillyl alcohol dehydrogenase from a soil pseudomonad. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 23 (1966) 473–478. [DOI] [PMID: 4289759]
[EC created 1972]

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