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Accepted name: biochanin-A reductase
Reaction: dihydrobiochanin A + NADP+ = biochanin A + NADPH + H+
For diagram of the biosynthesis of biochanin A, click here
Systematic name: dihydrobiochanin-A:NADP+ Δ2-oxidoreductase
Comments: Some other isoflavones are reduced to the corresponding isoflavanones.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 112198-90-0
1.  Tiemann, K., Hinderer, W. and Barz, W. Isolation of NADPH:isoflavone oxidoreductase, a new enzyme of pterocarpan biosynthesis in cell suspensions of Cicer arietinum. FEBS Lett. 213 (1987) 324–328.
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