ENZYME entry: EC 1.14.99.37

Accepted Name
Taxadiene 5-alpha-hydroxylase.
Reaction catalysed
Taxa-4,11-diene + AH(2) + O(2) <=> taxa-4(20),11-dien-5-alpha-ol + A + H(2)O
Cofactor(s)
Heme-thiolate.
Comment(s)
  • Involved in the biosynthesis of the diterpenoid antineoplastic drug Taxol (paclitaxel).
  • The reaction includes rearrangement of the 4(5)-double bond to a 4(20)-double bond, possibly through allylic oxidation.
Cross-references
BRENDA1.14.99.37
EC2PDB1.14.99.37
ExplorEnz1.14.99.37
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.14.99.37
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.14.99.37
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.14.99.37
IntEnz1.14.99.37
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MetaCyc1.14.99.37
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
Q6WG30, T5H_TAXCU

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