EC - Artemisinic aldehyde Δ11(13) reductase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
artemisinic aldehyde Δ11(13) reductase
Other name:
Systematic name:
artemisinic aldehyde:NADP+ oxidoreductase



Cloned from Artemisia annua. In addition to the reduction of artemisinic aldehyde it is also able to a lesser extent to reduce artemisinic alcohol and artemisinic acid. Part of the biosyntheis of artemisinin.

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


  1. Bertea, C. M., Freije, J. R., van der Woude, H., Verstappen, F. W., Perk, L., Marquez, V., De Kraker, J. W., Posthumus, M. A., Jansen, B. J., de Groot, A., Franssen, M. C., Bouwmeester, H. J.
    Identification of intermediates and enzymes involved in the early steps of artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua.
    Planta Med. 71 : 40-47 (2005). [PMID: 15678372]
  2. Zhang, Y., Teoh, K. H., Reed, D. W., Maes, L., Goossens, A., Olson, D. J., Ross, A. R., Covello, P. S.
    The molecular cloning of artemisinic aldehyde Delta11(13) reductase and its role in glandular trichome-dependent biosynthesis of artemisinin in Artemisia annua.
    J. Biol. Chem. 283 : 21501-21508 (2008). [PMID: 18495659]

[EC created 2012]