IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: L-glycol dehydrogenase

Reaction: an L-glycol + NAD(P)+ = a 2-hydroxycarbonyl compound + NAD(P)H + H+

Other name(s): glycol (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate)) dehydrogenase; L-(+)-glycol:NAD(P) oxidoreductase; L-glycol:NAD(P) dehydrogenase

Systematic name: L-glycol:NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase

Comments: The 2-hydroxycarbonyl compound formed can be further oxidized to a vicinal dicarbonyl compound. In the reverse direction, vicinal diketones, glyceraldehyde, glyoxal, methylglyoxal, 2-oxo-hydroxyketones and 2-ketoacid esters can be reduced.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 77967-75-0


1. Bernardo, A., Burgos, J. and Martin, R. Purification and some properties of L-glycol dehydrogenase from hen's muscle. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 659 (1981) 189-198. [PMID: 7018582]

[EC created 1984]

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