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Information on EC - limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.3 Acting on ether bonds
             3.3.2 Ether hydrolases
       limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase
IUBMB Comments
Involved in the monoterpene degradation pathway of the actinomycete Rhodococcus erythropolis. The 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 (trans-epoxysuccinate hydrolase), EC (leukotriene-A4 hydrolase), EC (hepoxilin-epoxide hydrolase), EC (microsomal epoxide hydrolase) and EC (soluble epoxide hydrolase)] as it is not inhibited by 2-bromo-4'-nitroacetophenone, diethyl dicarbonate, 4-fluorochalcone oxide or 1,10-phenanthroline. Both enantiomers of menth-8-ene-1,2-diol [i.e. (1R,2R,4S)-menth-8-ene-1,2-diol and (1S,2S,4R)-menth-8-ene-1,2-diol] are metabolized.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Eukaryota
CH55-LEH, LEH, limA, limonene 1,2-epoxide hydrolase, limonene epoxide hydrolase, limonene oxide hydrolase, limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase, Re-LEH, Tomsk-LEH, more
1,2-epoxymenth-8-ene + H2O = menth-8-ene-1,2-diol
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