Reaction: 3α-hydroxyglycyrrhetinate + NADP+ = 3-oxoglycyrrhetinate + NADPH + H+
Systematic name: 3α-hydroxyglycyrrhetinate:NADP+ 3-oxidoreductase
Comments: Highly specific to 3α-hydroxy derivatives of glycyrrhetinate and its analogues. Not identical to EC 22.214.171.124 3α-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (Si-specific).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 114308-07-5
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