IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D-threo-aldose 1-dehydrogenase

Reaction: a D-threo-aldose + NAD+ = a D-threo-aldono-1,5-lactone + NADH + H+

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Other name(s): L-fucose dehydrogenase; (2S,3R)-aldose dehydrogenase; dehydrogenase, L-fucose; L-fucose (D-arabinose) dehydrogenase

Systematic name: D-threo-aldose:NAD+ 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: Acts on L-fucose, D-arabinose and L-xylose; the animal enzyme was also shown to act on L-arabinose, and the enzyme from Pseudomonas caryophylli on L-glucose.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9082-70-6


1. Sasajima, K.-I. and Sinskey, A.J. Oxidation of L-glucose by a Pseudomonad. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 571 (1979) 120-126. [PMID: 40609]

2. Schachter, H., Sarney, J., McGuire, E.J. and Roseman, S. Isolation of diphosphopyridine nucleotide-dependent L-fucose dehydrogenase from pork liver. J. Biol. Chem. 244 (1969) 4785-4792. [PMID: 4309152]

[EC created 1972]

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