Reaction: 1,8-cineole + NADPH + H+ + O2 = 2-exo-hydroxy-1,8-cineole + NADP+ + H2O
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Glossary: 1,8-cineole = 1,3,3-trimethyl-2-oxabicyclo[2.2.2]octane
2-exo-hydroxy-1,8-cineole = (1R,4S,6S)-1,3,3-trimethyl-2-oxabicyclo[2.2.2]octan-6-ol
Other name(s): CYP3A4
Systematic name: 1,8-cineole,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (2-exo-hydroxylating)
Comments: A heme-thiolate protein (P-450). The mammalian enzyme, expressed in liver microsomes, performs a variety of oxidation reactions of structurally unrelated compounds, including steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiotics. cf. EC 220.127.116.11 (taurochenodeoxycholate 6-hydroxylase), EC 18.104.22.168 (quinine 3-monooxygenase) and EC 22.214.171.124 (albendazole monooxygenase).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number:
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