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Accepted name: salutaridine reductase (NADPH)
Reaction: salutaridinol + NADP+ = salutaridine + NADPH + H+
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Systematic name: salutaridinol:NADP+ 7-oxidoreductase
Comments: Catalyses the reversible reduction of salutaridine to salutaridinol, which is a direct precursor of morphinan alkaloids in the poppy plant.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 152743-95-8
1.  Gerady, R. and Zenk, M.H. Purification and characterization of salutaridine:NADPH 7-oxidoreductase from Papaver somniferum. Phytochemistry 34 (1993) 125–132.
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