Reaction: (R)-mandelate + NAD+ = phenylglyoxylate + NADH + H+
Glossary: (R)-mandelate = D-mandelate
Other name(s): ManDH2; D-ManDH2; D-mandelate dehydrogenase (ambiguous)
Systematic name: (R)-mandelate:NAD+ 2-oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme, found in bacteria and fungi, can also accept a number of substituted mandelate derivatives, such as 3-hydroxymandelate, 4-hydroxymandelate, 2-methoxymandelate, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxymandelate and 3-hydroxy-4-methoxymandelate. The enzyme has no activity with (S)-mandelate (cf. EC 126.96.36.199, (S)-mandelate dehydrogenase) [1,2]. The enzyme transfers the pro-R-hydrogen from NADH .
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1. Baker, D.P. and Fewson, C.A. Purification and characterization of D()-mandelate dehydrogenase from Rhodotorula graminis. Microbiology 135 (1989) 2035-2044.
2. Baker, D.P., Kleanthous, C., Keen, J.N., Weinhold, E. and Fewson, C.A. Mechanistic and active-site studies on D()-mandelate dehydrogenase from Rhodotorula graminis. Biochem. J. 281 (1992) 211-218. [PMID: 1731758]