Accepted name: salutaridine synthase
Reaction: (R)-reticuline + [reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = salutaridine + [oxidized NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + 2 H2O
Other name(s): (R)-reticuline oxidase (C-C phenol-coupling)
Systematic name: (R)-reticuline,[reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (C-C phenol-coupling)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein found in plants. Forms the morphinan alkaloid salutaridine by intramolecular phenol oxidation of reticuline without the incorporation of oxygen into the product.
1.  Gerady, R. and Zenk, M.H. Formation of salutaridine from (R)-reticuline by a membrane-bound cytochrome P-450 enzyme from Papaver somniferum. Phytochemistry 32 (1993) 79–86.
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