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Accepted name: 5a,11a-dehydrotetracycline reductase
Reaction: tetracycline + oxidized coenzyme F420 = 5a,11a-dehydrotetracycline + reduced coenzyme F420
For diagram of tetracycline biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): oxyR (gene name); 12-dehydrotetracycline dehydrogenase; dehydrooxytetracycline dehydrogenase; 12-dehydrotetracycline reductase
Systematic name: tetracycline:coenzyme F420 dehydrogenase
Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the bacteria Streptomyces aureofaciens and Streptomyces rimosus, catalyses the last step in the biosynthesis of the tetracycline antibiotics tetracycline and oxytetracycline.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  McCormick, J.R.D., Hirsch, U., Sjolander, N.O. and Doerschuk, A.P. Cosynthesis of tetracyclines by pairs of Streptomyces aureofaciens mutants. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 82 (1960) 5006–5007.
2.  Miller, P.A., Sjolander, N.O., Nalesnyk, S., Arnold, N., Johnson, S., Doerschuk, A.P. and McCormick, J.R.D. Cosynthetic factor I, a factor involved in hydrogen-transfer in Streptomyces aureofaciens. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 82 (1960) 5002–5003.
3.  McCormick, J.R.D. and Morton, G.O. Identity of cosynthetic factor I of Streptomyces aureofaciens and fragment FO from coenzyme F420 of Methanobacterium species. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 104 (1982) 4014–4015.
4.  Wang, P., Bashiri, G., Gao, X., Sawaya, M.R. and Tang, Y. Uncovering the enzymes that catalyze the final steps in oxytetracycline biosynthesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 7138–7141. [DOI] [PMID: 23621493]
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