Reaction: trans-cinnamate + [reduced NADPHhemoprotein reductase] + O2 = 4-hydroxycinnamate + [oxidized NADPHhemoprotein reductase] + H2O
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Other name(s): cinnamic acid 4-hydroxylase; CA4H; cytochrome P450 cinnamate 4-hydroxylase; cinnamate 4-hydroxylase; cinnamate 4-monooxygenase; cinnamate hydroxylase; cinnamic 4-hydroxylase; cinnamic acid 4-monooxygenase; cinnamic acid p-hydroxylase; t-cinnamic acid hydroxylase; trans-cinnamate 4-hydroxylase; trans-cinnamic acid 4-hydroxylase; CYP73A1 (gene name)
Systematic name: trans-cinnamate,[reduced NADPHhemoprotein reductase]:oxygen oxidoreductase (4-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein found in plants. The enzyme is involved in flavonoid biosynthesis.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
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