Reaction: (S)-limonene + NADPH + H+ + O2 = ()-perillyl alcohol + NADP+ + H2O
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limonene: a monoterpenoid
(S)-limonene = ()-limonene
Other name(s): ()-limonene 7-monooxygenase; ()-limonene hydroxylase; ()-limonene monooxygenase; ()-limonene,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (7-hydroxylating)
Systematic name: (S)-limonene,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (7-hydroxylating)
Comments: High specificity, but NADH can act instead of NADPH, although more slowly. A heme-thiolate protein (P-450).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 122653-75-2
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