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EC 2.3.1.69     
Accepted name: monoterpenol O-acetyltransferase
Reaction: acetyl-CoA + a monoterpenol = CoA + a monoterpenol acetate ester
For diagram of menthol biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): menthol transacetylase
Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:monoterpenol O-acetyltransferase
Comments: (-)-Menthol, (+)-neomenthol, borneol, and also cyclohexanol and decan-1-ol can be acetylated.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 78990-59-7
References:
1.  Croteau, R. and Hooper, C.L. Metabolism of monoterpenes. Acetylation of (-)-menthol by a soluble enzyme preparation from peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves. Plant Physiol. 61 (1978) 737–742. [PMID: 16660375]
2.  Martinkus, C. and Croteau, R. Metabolism of monoterpenes - evidence for compartmentation of L-menthone metabolism in peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves. Plant Physiol. 68 (1981) 99–106. [PMID: 16661898]
[EC 2.3.1.69 created 1984]
 
 


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