EC - Geraniol dehydrogenase (NADP+)

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Accepted name:
geraniol dehydrogenase (NADP+)
Systematic name:
geraniol:NADP+ oxidoreductase



Also acts, more slowly on farnesol but not on nerol. The enzyme produces a mixture known as citral, which includes geranial and neral. It is still not known whether neral is produced directly by the enzyme, or by isomerization of geranial.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0047924
CAS Registry Number: 56802-96-1


  1. Potty, V.H. and Bruemmer, J.H.
    Oxidation of geraniol by an enzyme system from orange.
    Phytochemistry 9: 1001-1007 (1970).
  2. Sekiwa-Iijima, Y., Aizawa, Y., Kubota, K.
    Geraniol dehydrogenase activity related to aroma formation in ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe).
    J. Agric. Food Chem. 49: 5902-5906 (2001). [PMID: 11743782]
  3. Saito, Y., Ito, S., Koltunow, A. M., Sakai, H.
    Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of geraniol dehydrogenase from Backhousia citriodora (lemon myrtle).
    Acta Crystallogr. Sect. F Struct. Biol. Cryst. Commun. 67: 665-667 (2011). [PMID: 21636906]

[EC created 1983]