IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: benzyl-2-methyl-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase

Reaction: benzyl (2R,3S)-2-methyl-3-hydroxybutanoate + NADP+ = benzyl 2-methyl-3-oxobutanoate + NADPH + H+

Other name(s): benzyl 2-methyl-3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase

Systematic name: benzyl-(2R,3S)-2-methyl-3-hydroxybutanoate:NADP+ 3-oxidoreductase

Comments: Also acts on benzyl (2S,3S)-2-methyl-3-hydroxybutanoate; otherwise highly specific.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 99332-62-4


1. Furuichi, A., Akita, H., Matsukura, H., Oishi, T. and Horikoshi, K. Purification and properties of an asymmetric reduction enzyme of 2-methyl-3-oxobutyrate in baker's yeast. Agric. Biol. Chem. 49 (1985) 2563-2570.

[EC created 1989]

Return to EC 1.1.1 home page
Return to EC 1.1 home page
Return to EC 1 home page
Return to Enzymes home page
Return to IUBMB Biochemical Nomenclature home page