EC - Dihydrocarveol dehydrogenase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
dihydrocarveol dehydrogenase
Other name:
carveol dehydrogenase
Systematic name:
menth-8-en-2-ol:NAD+ oxidoreductase



This enzyme from the Gram-positive bacterium Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14 forms part of the carveol and dihydrocarveol degradation pathway. The enzyme accepts all eight stereoisomers of menth-8-en-2-ol as substrate, although some isomers are converted faster than others. The preferred substrates are (+)-neoisodihydrocarveol, (+)-isodihydrocarveol, (+)-dihydrocarveol and (−)-isodihydrocarveol.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB


  1. van der Werf, M.J. and Boot, A.M.
    Metabolism of carveol and dihydrocarveol in Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14.
    Microbiology 146: 1129-1141 (2000). [PMID: 10832640]

[EC created 2008]