Reaction: formononetin + NADPH + H+ + O2 = 2'-hydroxyformononetin + NADP+ + H2O
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Other name(s): isoflavone 2'-monooxygenase (ambiguous); isoflavone 2'-hydroxylase (ambiguous)
Systematic name: formononetin,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (2'-hydroxylating)
Comments: A heme-thiolate protein (P-450). Acts on isoflavones with a 4'-methoxy group, such as formononetin and biochanin A. Involved in the biosynthesis of the pterocarpin phytoalexins medicarpin and maackiain. EC 188.8.131.52, isoflavone 2'-hydroxylase, is less specific and acts on other isoflavones as well as 4'-methoxyisoflavones.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 110183-49-8
1. Hinderer, W., Flentje, U. and Barz, W. Microsomal isoflavone 2'-hydroxylases and 3'-hydroxylases from chickpea (Cicer arietinum L) cell-suspensions induced for pterocarpan phytoalexin formation. FEBS Lett. 214 (1987) 101-106.