IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: coniferyl-alcohol dehydrogenase

Reaction: coniferyl alcohol + NADP+ = coniferyl aldehyde + NADPH + H+

Other name(s): CAD

Systematic name: coniferyl-alcohol:NADP+ oxidoreductase

Comments: Specific for coniferyl alcohol; does not act on cinnamyl alcohol, 4-coumaryl alcohol or sinapyl alcohol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37250-27-4


1. Mansell, R.L., Babbel, G.R. and Zenk, M.H. Multiple forms and specificity of coniferyl alcohol dehydrogenase from cambial regions of higher plants. Phytochemistry 15 (1976) 1849-1853.

2. Wyrambik, D. and Grisebach, H. Purification and properties of isoenzymes of cinnamyl-alcohol dehydrogenase from soybean-cell-suspension cultures. Eur. J. Biochem. 59 (1975) 9-15. [PMID: 1250]

[EC created 1984]

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