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Accepted name: (-)-menthol monooxygenase
Reaction: (-)-menthol + NADPH + H+ + O2 = p-menthane-3,8-diol + NADP+ + H2O
For diagram of menthol biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): l-menthol monooxygenase
Systematic name: (-)-menthol,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (8-hydroxylating)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 117590-75-7
1.  Madyastha, K.M. and Srivatsan, V. Studies on the metabolism of l-menthol in rats. Drug Metab. Dispos. 16 (1988) 765–772. [PMID: 2906604]
[EC created 1992]

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