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Accepted name: geraniol dehydrogenase (NAD+)
Reaction: geraniol + NAD+ = geranial + NADH + H+
Other name(s): GeDH; geoA (gene name)
Systematic name: geraniol:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme from the bacterium Castellaniella defragrans is most active in vitro with perillyl alcohol [2]. The enzyme from the prune mite Carpoglyphus lactis also acts (more slowly) on farnesol but not on nerol [1].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Noge, K., Kato, M., Mori, N., Kataoka, M., Tanaka, C., Yamasue, Y., Nishida, R. and Kuwahara, Y. Geraniol dehydrogenase, the key enzyme in biosynthesis of the alarm pheromone, from the astigmatid mite Carpoglyphus lactis (Acari: Carpoglyphidae). FEBS J. 275 (2008) 2807–2817. [DOI] [PMID: 18422649]
2.  Lüddeke, F., Wülfing, A., Timke, M., Germer, F., Weber, J., Dikfidan, A., Rahnfeld, T., Linder, D., Meyerdierks, A. and Harder, J. Geraniol and geranial dehydrogenases induced in anaerobic monoterpene degradation by Castellaniella defragrans. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78 (2012) 2128–2136. [DOI] [PMID: 22286981]
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