IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ribose 1-dehydrogenase (NADP+)

Reaction: D-ribose + NADP+ + H2O = D-ribonate + NADPH + H+

Other name(s): D-ribose dehydrogenase (NADP+); NADP-pentose-dehydrogenase; ribose 1-dehydrogenase (NADP)

Systematic name: D-ribose:NADP+ 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on D-xylose and other pentoses.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37250-46-7


1. Scher, B.M. and Horecker, B.L. Pentose metabolism in Candida. 3. The triphosphopyridine nucleotide-specific polyol dehydrogenase of Candida utilis. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 116 (1966) 117-128. [PMID: 4381350]

2. Schiwara, H.W., Domschke, W. and Domagk, G.F. Über die Zucker-Dehydrogenase in der Säugetierleber. I. Differenzierung verschiedener Zucker-Dehydrogenasen in der Schweineleber durch Disk-Elektrophorese und Ionenaustausch-chromatographie. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 349 (1968) 1575-1581. [PMID: 4393642]

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