Reaction: dihydrosanguinarine + [reduced NADPHhemoprotein reductase] + O2 = 10-hydroxydihydrosanguinarine + [oxidized NADPHhemoprotein reductase] + H2O
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Other name(s): dihydrosanguinarine 10-hydroxylase
Systematic name: dihydrosanguinarine,[reduced NADPHhemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (10-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein involved in benzophenanthridine alkaloid synthesis in higher plants.
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1. De-Eknamkul, W., Tanahashi, T. and Zenk, M.H. Enzymic 10-hydroxylation and 10-O-methylation of dihydrosanguinarine in dihydrochelirubine formation by Eschscholtzia. Phytochemistry 31 (1992) 2713-2717.