Reaction: dammarenediol-II + [reduced NADPHhemoprotein reductase] + O2 = protopanaxadiol + [oxidized NADPHhemoprotein reductase] + H2O
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Glossary: dammarenediol-II = dammar-24-ene-3β,20-diol
protopanaxadiol = dammar-24-ene-3β,12β,20-triol
Other name(s): protopanaxadiol synthase; CYP716A47
Systematic name: dammarenediol-II,[reduced NADPHhemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (12β-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein isolated from ginseng (Panax ginseng). Involved in the biosynthetic pathway of ginsenosides.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Han, J.Y., Kim, H.J., Kwon, Y.S. and Choi, Y.E. The Cyt P450 enzyme CYP716A47 catalyzes the formation of protopanaxadiol from dammarenediol-II during ginsenoside biosynthesis in Panax ginseng. Plant Cell Physiol 52 (2011) 2062-2073. [PMID: 22039120]