Accepted name: vinorine hydroxylase
Reaction: vinorine + [reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = vomilenine + [oxidized NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + H2O
Systematic name: vinorine,[reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (21α-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein from the plant Rauvolfia serpentina. Forms a stage in the biosynthesis of the indole alkaloid ajmaline.
1.  Falkenhagen, H. and Stöckligt, J. Enzymatic biosynthesis of vomilenine, a key intermediate of the ajmaline pathway, catalysed by a novel cytochrome P-450-dependent enzyme from plant cell cultures of Rauwolfia serpentina. Z. Naturforsch. C: Biosci. 50 (1995) 45–53.
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