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Accepted name: (-)-menthol dehydrogenase
Reaction: (-)-menthol + NADP+ = (-)-menthone + NADPH + H+
For diagram of menthol biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): monoterpenoid dehydrogenase
Systematic name: (-)-menthol:NADP+ oxidoreductase
Comments: Not identical with EC (+)-neomenthol dehydrogenase. Acts also on a number of other cyclohexanols and cyclohexenols.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 81811-58-7
1.  Kjonaas, R., Martinkus-Taylor, C. and Croteau, R. Metabolism of monoterpenes: conversion of l-menthone to l-menthol and d-neomenthol by stereospecific dehydrogenases from peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves. Plant Physiol. 69 (1982) 1013–1017. [PMID: 16662335]
[EC created 1984]

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