L-glycol dehydrogenase

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In enzymology, a L-glycol dehydrogenase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

an L-glycol + NAD(P)+ a 2-hydroxycarbonyl compound + NAD(P)H + H+

The 3 substrates of this enzyme are L-glycol, NAD+, and NADP+, whereas its 4 products are 2-hydroxycarbonyl compound, NADH, NADPH, and H+.

This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the CH-OH group of donor with NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is L-glycol:NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include glycol (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate)), dehydrogenase, L-(+)-glycol:NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase, and L-glycol:NAD(P)+ dehydrogenase.


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  • Bernardo A, Burgos J, Martin R (1981). "Purification and some properties of L-glycol dehydrogenase from hen's muscle". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 659: 189&ndash, 98. PMID 7018582.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 77967-75-0.

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