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Accepted name: isoflavone 3′-hydroxylase
Reaction: formononetin + [reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = calycosin + [oxidized NADPH—hemoprotein reductase] + H2O
For diagram of medicarpin and formononetin derivatives biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: calycosin = 3′-hydroxyformononetin
Other name(s): isoflavone 3′-monooxygenase; CYP81E9
Systematic name: formononetin,[reduced NADPH—hemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (3′-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein. Also acts on biochanin A and other isoflavones with a 4′-methoxy group. Involved in the biosynthesis of the pterocarpin phytoalexins medicarpin and maackiain.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 110183-50-1
1.  Hinderer, W., Flentje, U. and Barz, W. Microsomal isoflavone 2′-hydroxylases and 3′-hydroxylases from chickpea (Cicer arietinum L) cell-suspensions induced for pterocarpan phytoalexin formation. FEBS Lett. 214 (1987) 101–106.
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