IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aldose-6-phosphate reductase (NADPH)

Reaction: D-sorbitol 6-phosphate + NADP+ = D-glucose 6-phosphate + NADPH + H+

Other name(s): aldose 6-phosphate reductase; NADP-dependent aldose 6-phosphate reductase; A6PR; aldose-6-P reductase; aldose-6-phosphate reductase; alditol 6-phosphate:NADP 1-oxidoreductase; aldose-6-phosphate reductase (NADPH2)

Systematic name: D-aldose-6-phosphate:NADP+ 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: In the reverse reaction, acts also on D-galactose 6-phosphate and, more slowly, on D-mannose 6-phosphate and 2-deoxy-D-glucose 6-phosphate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 76901-04-7


1. Negm, F.B. and Loescher, W.H. Characterization and partial-purification of aldose-6-phosphate reductase (alditol-6-phosphate-NADP 1-oxidoreductase) from apple leaves. Plant Physiol. 67 (1981) 139-142.

[EC created 1984]

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