Sulcatone reductase

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In enzymology, a sulcatone reductase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

sulcatol + NAD+ sulcatone + NADH + H+

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are sulcatol and NAD+, whereas its 3 products are sulcatone, NADH, 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 sulcatol:NAD+ oxidoreductase.


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  • Belan A, Botle J, Fauve A, Gourcy JG and Veschambre H (1987). "Use of biological systems for the preparation of chiral molecules 3. An application in pheromone synthesis: Preparation of sulcatol enantiomers". J. Org. Chem. 52: 256&ndash, 260.
  • Tidswell EC, Salter GJ, Kell DB and Morris JG (1997). "Enantioselectivity of sulcatone reduction by some anaerobic bacteria". Enzyme Microb. Technol. 21: 143&ndash, 147.
  • Tidswell EC, Thompson AN and Morris JG (1991). "Selection in chemostat culture of a mutant strain of Clostridium tryobutyricum improved in its reduction of ketones". J. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 35: 317&ndash, 322.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 196522-54-0.

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