IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: hexadecanol dehydrogenase

Reaction: hexadecanol + NAD+ = hexadecanal + NADH + H+

Systematic name: hexadecanol:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: The liver enzyme acts on long-chain alcohols from C8 to C16. The Euglena enzyme also oxidizes the corresponding aldehydes to fatty acids.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 62213-59-6


1. Kolattukuday, P.E. Reduction of fatty acids to alcohols by cell-free preparations of Euglena gracilis. Biochemistry 9 (1970) 1095-1102. [PMID: 4313936]

2. Stoffel, W., Le Kim, D. and Heyn, G. Metabolism of sphingosine bases. XIV. Sphinganine (dihydrosphingosine), an effective donor of the alk-1-enyl chain of plasmalogens. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 351 (1970) 875-883. [PMID: 5432753]

[EC created 1976]

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