IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: flavanone 4-reductase

Reaction: (2S)-flavan-4-ol + NADP+ = (2S)-flavanone + NADPH + H+

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Systematic name: (2S)-flavan-4-ol:NADP+ 4-oxidoreductase

Comments: Involved in the biosynthesis of 3-deoxyanthocyanidins from flavanones such as naringenin or eriodictyol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 115232-53-6


1. Stich, K. and Forkmann, G. Biosynthesis of 3-deoxyanthocyanins with flower extracts from Sinningia cardinalis. Phytochemistry 27 (1988) 785-789.

[EC created 1992]

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