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Accepted name: farnesol dehydrogenase (NADP+)
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesol + NADP+ = (2E,6E)-farnesal + NADPH + H+
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Other name(s): NADP+-farnesol dehydrogenase; farnesol (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) dehydrogenase
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesol:NADP+ 1-oxidoreductase
Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on (2Z,6E)-farnesol, geraniol, citronerol and nerol.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 89089-75-8, 90804-55-0
1.  Inoue, H., Tsuji, H. and Uritani, I. Characterization and activity change of farnesol dehydrogenase in black rot fungus-infected sweet-potato. Agric. Biol. Chem. 48 (1984) 733–738.
[EC created 1989]

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