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Accepted name: psoralen synthase
Reaction: (+)-marmesin + NADPH + H+ + O2 = psoralen + NADP+ + acetone + 2 H2O
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Glossary: (+)-marmesin = (S)-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3-dihydro-7H-furo[3,2-g]chromen-7-one
psoralen = 7H-furo[3,2-g]chromen-7-one
Other name(s): CYP71AJ1
Systematic name: (+)-marmesin,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase
Comments: This microsomal cytochrome P-450-dependent enzyme is specific for (+)-marmesin, and to a much lesser extent 5-hydroxymarmesin, as substrate. Furanocoumarins protect plants from fungal invasion and herbivore attack. (+)-Columbianetin, the angular furanocoumarin analogue of the linear furanocoumarin (+)-marmesin, is not a substrate for the enzyme but it is a competitive inhibitor.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Larbat, R., Kellner, S., Specker, S., Hehn, A., Gontier, E., Hans, J., Bourgaud, F. and Matern, U. Molecular cloning and functional characterization of psoralen synthase, the first committed monooxygenase of furanocoumarin biosynthesis. J. Biol. Chem. 282 (2007) 542–554. [DOI] [PMID: 17068340]
[EC created 2007]

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