IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ribitol 2-dehydrogenase

Reaction: ribitol + NAD+ = D-ribulose + NADH + H+

Other name(s): adonitol dehydrogenase; ribitol dehydrogenase A (wild type); ribitol dehydrogenase B (mutant enzyme with different properties); ribitol dehydrogenase D (mutant enzyme with different properties)

Systematic name: ribitol:NAD+ 2-oxidoreductase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9014-23-7


1. Hollmann, S. and Touster, O. The L-xylulose-xylitol enzyme and other polyol dehydrogenases of guinea pig liver mitochondria. J. Biol. Chem. 225 (1957) 87-102.

2. Nordlie, R.C. and Fromm, H.J. Ribitol dehydrogenase. II. Studies on the reaction mechanism. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 2523-2531.

3. Wood, W.A., McDonough, M.J. and Jacobs, L.B. Ribitol and D-arabitol utilization by Aerobacter aerogenes. J. Biol. Chem. 236 (1961) 2190-2195.

[EC created 1965]

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