Neopinone isomerase is involved in codeine and morphine biosynthesis in opium poppy

March 18th, 2019 by Mehran Dastmalchi

Neopinone isomerase is involved in codeine and morphine biosynthesis in opium poppy

Neopinone isomerase is involved in codeine and morphine biosynthesis in opium poppy, Published online: 18 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0247-0

Neopinone isomerase catalyzes the isomerization of the opiate alkaloid neopinone to codeinone, driving the biosynthesis of codeine and morphine and preventing accumulation of their isomers neopine and neomorphine.
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