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Accepted name: artemisinic aldehyde Δ11(13)-reductase
Reaction: (11R)-dihydroartemisinic aldehyde + NADP+ = artemisinic aldehyde + NADPH + H+
For diagram of artemisinin biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): Dbr2
Systematic name: artemisinic aldehyde:NADP+ oxidoreductase
Comments: Cloned from Artemisia annua. In addition to the reduction of artemisinic aldehyde it is also able to a lesser extent to reduce artemisinic alcohol and artemisinic acid. Part of the biosyntheis of artemisinin.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Bertea, C.M., Freije, J.R., van der Woude, H., Verstappen, F.W., Perk, L., Marquez, V., De Kraker, J.W., Posthumus, M.A., Jansen, B.J., de Groot, A., Franssen, M.C. and Bouwmeester, H.J. Identification of intermediates and enzymes involved in the early steps of artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua. Planta Med. 71 (2005) 40–47. [PMID: 15678372]
2.  Zhang, Y., Teoh, K.H., Reed, D.W., Maes, L., Goossens, A., Olson, D.J., Ross, A.R. and Covello, P.S. The molecular cloning of artemisinic aldehyde Δ11(13) reductase and its role in glandular trichome-dependent biosynthesis of artemisinin in Artemisia annua. J. Biol. Chem. 283 (2008) 21501–21508. [PMID: 18495659]
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