IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: L-arabinitol 4-dehydrogenase

Reaction: L-arabinitol + NAD+ = L-xylulose + NADH + H+

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): pentitol-DPN dehydrogenase (ambiguous); L-arabitol dehydrogenase

Systematic name: L-arabinitol:NAD+ 4-oxidoreductase (L-xylulose-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9028-19-7


1. Chiang, C. and Knight, S.G. A new pathway of pentose metabolism. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 3 (1960) 554-559.

2. Chiang, C. and Knight, S.G. L-Arabinose metabolism by cell-free extracts of Penicillium chrysogenum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 46 (1961) 271-278.

[EC created 1961]

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