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Accepted name: isopiperitenol dehydrogenase
Reaction: (-)-trans-isopiperitenol + NAD+ = (-)-isopiperitenone + NADH + H+
For diagram of (-)-carvone, perillyl aldehyde and pulegone biosynthesis, click here
Systematic name: (-)-trans-isopiperitenol:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: Acts on (-)-trans-isopiperitenol, (+)-trans-piperitenol and (+)-trans-pulegol. Involved in the biosynthesis of menthol and related monoterpenes in peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 96595-05-0
1.  Kjonaas, R.B., Venkatachalam, K.V. and Croteau, R. Metabolism of monoterpenes: oxidation of isopiperitenol to isopiperitenone, and subsequent isomerization to piperitenone by soluble enzyme preparations from peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 238 (1985) 49–60. [DOI] [PMID: 3885858]
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