Reaction: tropine + NADP+ = tropinone + NADPH + H+
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Glossary: tropine = 3α-hydroxytropane = tropan-3-endo-ol
Other name(s): tropine dehydrogenase; tropinone reductase (ambiguous); TR-I
Systematic name: tropine:NADP+ 3α-oxidoreductase
Comments: Also oxidizes other tropan-3α-ols, but not the corresponding β-derivatives . This enzyme along with EC 18.104.22.168, tropinone reductase II, represents a branch point in tropane alkaloid metabolism . Tropine (the product of EC 22.214.171.124) is incorporated into hyoscyamine and scopolamine whereas pseudotropine (the product of EC 126.96.36.199) is the first specific metabolite on the pathway to the calystegines . Both enzymes are always found together in any given tropane-alkaloid-producing species, have a common substrate, tropinone, and are strictly stereospecific .
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 118390-87-7
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