Reaction: limonene-1,2-epoxide + H2O = limonene-1,2-diol
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limonene = mentha-1,8-diene
limonene-1,2-epoxide = 1,2-epoxymenth-8-ene
limonene-1,2-diol = menth-8-ene-1,2-diol
Other name(s): limonene oxide hydrolase
Systematic name: limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase
Comment: Involved in the monoterpene degradation pathway of the actinomycete Rhodococcus erythropolis. Enzyme hydrolyses several alicyclic and 1-methyl-substituted epoxides, such as 1-methylcyclohexene oxide, indene oxide and cyclohexene oxide. It differs from the previously described epoxide hydrolases [EC 22.214.171.124 (trans-epoxysuccinate hydrolase), EC 126.96.36.199 (leukotriene-A4 hydrolase), EC 188.8.131.52 (hepoxilin-epoxide hydrolase), EC 184.108.40.206 (microsomal epoxide hydrolase) and EC 220.127.116.11 (soluble epoxide hydrolase)] as it is not inhibited by 2-bromo-4'-nitroacetophenone, diethyl dicarbonate, 4-fluorochalcone oxide or 1,10-phenanthroline.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 216503-88-7
1. van der Werf, M.J., Overkamp, K.M. and de Bont, J.A.M. Limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase from Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14 belongs to a novel class of epoxide hydrolases. J. Bacteriol. 180 (1998) 5052-5057. [PMID: 9748436]
2. Barbirato, F., Verdoes, J.C., de Bont, J.A.M. and van der Werf, M.J. The Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14 limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase gene encodes an enzyme belonging to a novel class of epoxide hydrolases. FEBS Lett. 438 (1998) 293-296. [PMID: 9827564]