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Accepted name: farnesal dehydrogenase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesal + NAD+ + H2O = (2E,6E)-farnesoate + NADH + 2 H+
For diagram of juvenile hormone biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: farnesal = 3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trienal
farnesoate = 3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trienoate
Other name(s): AaALDH3
Systematic name: farnesal:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: Invoved in juvenile hormone production in insects. The enzyme was described from the corpora allata of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly), Manduca sexta (tobacco hornworm) and Aedes aegypti (dengue mosquito).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB
1.  Madhavan, K., Conscience-Egli, M., Sieber, F. and Ursprung, H. Farnesol metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster: ontogeny and tissue distribution of octanol dehydrogenase and aldehyde oxidase. J. Insect Physiol. 19 (1973) 235–241. [DOI] [PMID: 4631837]
2.  Baker, F.C., Mauchamp, B., Tsai, L.W. and Schooley, D.A. Farnesol and farnesal dehydrogenase(s) in corpora allata of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta. J. Lipid Res. 24 (1983) 1586–1594. [PMID: 6366103]
3.  Rivera-Perez, C., Nouzova, M., Clifton, M.E., Garcia, E.M., LeBlanc, E. and Noriega, F.G. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 3 converts farnesal into farnesoic acid in the corpora allata of mosquitoes. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 43 (2013) 675–682. [DOI] [PMID: 23639754]
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