IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: malate dehydrogenase (oxaloacetate-decarboxylating)

Reaction: (1) (S)-malate + NAD+ = pyruvate + CO2 + NADH
(2) oxaloacetate = pyruvate + CO2

Other name(s): 'malic' enzyme (ambiguous); pyruvic-malic carboxylase (ambiguous); NAD-specific malic enzyme; NAD-malic enzyme; NAD-linked malic enzyme

Systematic name: (S)-malate:NAD+ oxidoreductase (oxaloacetate-decarboxylating)

Comments: Unlike EC, malate dehydrogenase (decarboxylating), this enzyme can also decarboxylate oxaloacetate. cf. EC, malate dehydrogenase (oxaloacetate-decarboxylating) (NADP+).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9080-52-8


1. Kaufman, S., Korkes, S. and del Campillo, A. Biosynthesis of dicarboxylic acids by carbon dioxide fixation. V. Further studies of the "malic" enzyme of Lactobacillus arabinosus. J. Biol. Chem. 192 (1951) 301-312.

[EC created 1961]

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